WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall 2014 Farley and 2015 Farley 6 bikes, as well as the framesets of both models. The company said the recall "is prompted by a pattern of five warranty requests outlining consumer comments of noise and looseness in the headset area of the affected models."
The company found an abnormality in the connection between the fork and steerer tube of these Farley models that has the potential to cause a separation at the base of the steerer tube. To date, no injuries involving the affected models have been reported. The recall affects 4,635 bikes globally, 2,665 of which are located in the United States.
The 2014 Trek Farley is black with green decals with an aluminum frame and fork. The 2014 frameset is sky blue with orange decals. The 2015 Trek Farley 6 is black with blue decals with an aluminum frame and fork. Both bicycle models were sold in 14.5 through 21.5 inch sizes.
2016 and 2017 models are not included in this recall.
Trek will provide consumers with a free replacemebt fork and installation through its authorized retailers. To incentivize owners of the affected bikes to bring their bikes in for the necessary replacement parts, Trek will be issuing a $100 coupon good towards any Trek or Bontrager product for every bike returned for service.
Authorized Trek retailers have been notified of the issue, and the company said replacement parts are currently available to shops across the globe.
Consumers are being told to stop riding the bikes and visit a Trek dealer for a new fork. Consumers also can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at Trekbikes.com.
More information: CPSC recall page.