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Defective seat post prompts the recall of some Trek Bicycles

Posted on August 26, 2015 9:12 am under Bicycle Accidents

About 330 Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1 and XT bicycles are being recalled by Waterloo, Wisconsin-based Trek Bicycle Corporation over a defective seat post that could break and cause fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on Saturday, August 26.

Affected vehicles have a serial number located on the bottom of the bicycle frame, which ends in either J or K. The words “Bontrager Carbon” can also be seen printed on the bicycle’s seat post. The recalled products were sold at different bicycle stores nationwide between September 2014 and July 2015.

The company was already made known of two incidents related to the issue. Affected customers should call the company for a replacement seat post at no cost, plus a $20 worth of credit for any Bontrager product.

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