Trek Issues Recall for Allant+ 7 E-Bikes
When it comes to enjoying the freedom of cycling, safety should always be a top priority. Unfortunately, a recent recall has put a spotlight on a potential hazard associated with Trek Allant+ 7 bicycles equipped with Tektro brakes. Here are the essential details about this recall, including the nature of the hazard, affected models, and what actions you should take if you own one of these defective e-bikes.
The Rear Brake Hose Issue
The crux of the recall revolves around a critical safety concern – the rear brake hose of Trek Allant+ 7 bicycles can kink and break when the handlebars are turned. This poses a significant risk as it can lead to riders losing control of their bikes, potentially resulting in accidents and injuries.
This recall involves specific models of Trek Allant+ 7 bicycles. To identify whether your bicycle is among those affected, look for the Trek logo on the bicycle’s frame and the model name printed on the top tube. The following models are included in this recall:
- Allant+ 7 (Nautical Navy)
- Allant+ 7 Lowstep (Nautical Navy)
- Allant + 7S (Nautical Navy and Matte Quicksilver)
- Allant +7S Stagger (Nautical Navy and Matte Quicksilver)
What to Do If You Own an Affected Bicycle
If you are the owner of one of these Trek Allant+ 7 bicycles with Tektro brakes, it is crucial to take immediate action to ensure your safety. The recommended course of action is to cease using the recalled bicycle immediately. Contact your local authorized Trek dealer to arrange for a free repair. This repair is essential to rectify the brake hose issue and make your bicycle safe to ride.
Incidents and Injuries
To underscore the seriousness of this recall, Trek has reported 58 instances where riders lost control of the recalled bicycles. While most of these incidents resulted in near misses, there have been two minor injuries involving scrapes and bruises. This highlights the real-world consequences of the safety hazard associated with these bicycles.
Defective E-Bike Injury Lawyer
In cases where individuals have suffered injuries due to defective products like these e-bikes, seeking legal assistance may be necessary. Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC can help individuals pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our office for a free consultation. Email us or call/text 757-233-0009.