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Last week, the CPSC and Health Canada announced a recall of 27,000 Trek Bicycles by the Trek Bicycle Corporation of Waterloo, Wisconsin, due to a fall hazard. According to the CPSC announcement, “The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.” Trek Bicycle Corporation has received four reports of incidents involving the seat post breaking and also one report of an injury.

The bicycles were manufactured in China. The model name can be found on the bicycle’s frame. By looking at the SKU number stamped on the bottom bracket (found near the pedals), consumers can tell the model year, i.e., if the last two digits of the SKU are 12, then the model year of the bicycle is 2012.

The bicycle models being recalled are as follows:

Model Year 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX;

District and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models.

The Trek Bicycles were sold at specialty bicycle shops nationwide from May 2011 and September 2011 for from $550 to $1,100.

Consumers may contact Trek Bicycles at 800-373-4594 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at and to see a photo of this bicycle, please visit the CPSC website at:

The good news is Trek Bicycles is supplying a replacement bolt free, but if you have this bike, don’t ride it until you get a replacement bolt.

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