Trek is recalling nearly 1 million bikes equipped with front disc brakes that have resulted in three injuries, including one that resulted in quadriplegia. The other two crashes resulted in facial injuries and a fractured wrist.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that a quick release lever on the front wheel of Trek bikes can come into contact with the front brakes, causing a sudden stop or causing the wheel to come off, potentially throwing off the rider and causing injury.
All models of Trek bikes made from 2000 through 2015 that are equipped with front disc brakes and quick release lever that can contact the disc brake are being recalled in both the U.S. and Canada.
"Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel," the CPSC said in its warning.
The bikes, which retail for between $480 and $1,650, are manufactured in Taiwan and China. The faulty quick release levers are manufactured in Taiwan.
Trek will provide each owner who participates in the recall with a $20 coupon that is redeemable by Dec. 31, 2015, toward any Bontrager merchandise.
Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position are not included in teh recall.