The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced two bike recall issues due to fall or crash hazards – the Super Commuter+ electric bike and Surly Bikes’ bicycle racks.

Trek Super Commuter+ Electric Bike Recall

On Dec. 6, the CPSC announced the recall of Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bikes. According to the regulator, the electric bike’s front wheel can detach and cause a fall risk.

The wheel issue is reportedly caused by the front fender bolt unthreading. Trek’s announcement notes that the unthreading can occur if the wrong bolt is installed during assembly. The unthreading reportedly causes the wheel to detach. Without the front wheel stabilized, riders may fall from the bike and injure themselves.

The issue is reportedly present in 2017, 2018, and 2019 Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles. These bicycles were sold at bike stores and online between June 2017 and June 2019 and retailed for around $5,200. According to the CPSC, around 2,840 units are affected by this bike recall.

Trek claims to have received two reports of the defect which resulted in one injury. The injury was reportedly a vertebrae fracture.



“Your safety is very important to us,” Trek assures customers in their bike recall notice. “Therefore, Trek will inspect your bicycle, and if the wrong bolt is installed, replace it free of charge.”

Consumers can reportedly bring their electric bikes to their local Trek retailer where they will be inspected. If the wrong bolt is found to be installed in the bike, the retailer will reportedly order a replacement bolt and replace it as soon as it arrives. Both the inspection and repair will reportedly be offered free of charge.

Trek is also offering consumers $100 in store credit which they can use towards any Trek or Bontrager products. This credit is reportedly good through Dec. 31, 2019.

If consumers would like more information about the Trek Super Commuter+ Electric Bike Recall, they can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Surly Bikes Front Bicycle Racks Recall

Also on Dec. 6, the CPSC announced the recall of Surly front bicycle racks. These racks can reportedly loosen and interfere with the front wheel – posing a risk for crashing and subsequent injury.



Surly claims to have received 15 reports of their front racks failing. According to the manufacturer, three of these reports included minor injuries such as sprains and lacerations while seven others resulted in serious injuries including a fractured vertebra.

Surly bicycle racks in the 8-pack and 24-pack options, which were sold between December 2015 and September 2019 for $110 to $150, are reportedly included in the recall.

Pack Rat Bicycles which were sold for $1,350 and came equipped with these racks are also affected. The racks reportedly come in a black or silver finish. According to the CPSC, around 5,139 units are included in the Surly bike rack recall.

Consumers have been directed to stop using the bicycle racks until they are repaired. Consumers can contact the bike shop or online retailer to have their bike rack repaired for free.

If consumers have further questions they can contact Surly at their toll free number, 877-773-3191, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.



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