Trek announced a recall on roughly 13,000 kid's strider bikes. Trek photo.
When brands announce a recall, it's usually a good thing. It means that they’ve admitted to making a mistake on a product and are doing their best to fix it. Whether its ski bindings, beacons, camp axes, or now 13,000 Trek Strider bikes, the brand is being honest and trying to do the best for their consumer.
However, on a scale this large, and affecting a product so simple (It doesn’t even have a drivetrain!!), we couldn’t help but chuckle a little when we saw the news. Real talk though, if you are the owner of a Trek Kickster children’s bike, Trek has issued a recall notice. Some of the bikes may feature a faulty steerer tube clamp that can cause the handlebars to fall off. According to Trek, this has been reported on 11 bikes resulting in injury with minor scrapes and bruising.
You have until December 31, to bring your bike into a Trek retailer to get it repaired, and those who wind up needing the repair will also get $20 of in-store credit to use on Trek or Bontrager gear, plus a free bike bell.
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