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Girl's Bicycles' recall – frame failure

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Trek Recalls Girls Bicycles Due To Frame Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Trek MT220 Girls Bicycles

Units: About 49,000

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Hazard: The bicycle’s frame can break during use, causing the rider to
lose control and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received 13 reports of frames breaking,
including four minor injuries.

Description: This recall involves Trek girls’ bicycles model MT220 and
model years 2005 (light metallic blue), 2006 (metallic silver and
metallic purple or pink and pearl white), and 2007 (pink and white pearl
or metallic purple). The model name is printed on the frame of the
bicycle. Model year 2008 bicycles re not included in this recall.

Sold at: Authorized Trek dealers nationwide from April 2004 through June
2007 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled bicycle away from children
immediately and return it to a Trek dealer for a free replacement MT220
girl’s bicycle or a $100 discount on a different size Trek bicycle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Trek
at (800) 373-4594 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site
at www.trekbikes.com