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Trek recalling about 10,000 Bontrager flat pedals

Published July 26, 2018

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling about 10,000 Bontrager Lin Pro flat pedal because the pedal spindles can break.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Trek has received five reports from consumers of broken spindles. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves all Bontrager Line Pro flat bicycle pedals. They are aluminum-body pedals that come in orange or black. "Line Pro" and "Bontrager" are printed on the body of the pedal.

Trek is recalling about 9,630 pairs in the U.S. and about 600 pairs in Canada.

Consumers can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com.

Consumers can take the pedals to a Trek retailer for a free repair. According to Trek, Trek retailers have been notified and replacement spindles are available immediately. In addition to free replacement spindles, all customers who return a pair of Bontrager Line Pro flat pedals for repair will be issued an in-store credit of $20 good towards any Trek or Bontrager merchandise. The credit is valid through December 31, 2018 and has no cash value.

The pedals were sold from April 2016 through June 2018 for about $100. According to a Trek recall notice, "A limited number of these pedals were made with hydrogen embrittlement in the spindle of the pedal, which could cause one or both of the pedals to fail. If the spindle fails, the pedal body could separate from the spindle. If this happens while riding the bicycle, you could be involved in a serious accident."

The recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

More information: CPSC recall notice | Trek recall page.

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