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Recall: Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles


On 2011-10-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $550 to $1100.

About 30,000 units are involved in this Trek bicycle recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 10th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 180 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

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Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles
Image of Recalled 7.2 FX WSD bicycle 449543
Image of Recalled 7.2 FX bicycle 158873
Image of Recalled 7.3 FX Disc WSD bicycle 698547
Image of Recalled 7.3 FX WSD bicycle 233849
Image of Recalled 7.3 FX Disc bicycle 175141
Image of Recalled 7.3 FX bicycle 186041
Image of Recalled 7.4 FX WSD bicycle 446223
Image of Recalled 7.4 FX bicycle 693558
Image of Recalled 7.3 FX Disc bicycle 361646
Image of Recalled 7.5 FX WSD bicycle 653178
Image of Recalled 7.5 FX bicycle 876406
Image of Recalled Livestrong FX bicycle 119671
Image of Recalled Livestrong FX WSD bicycle 808827
Image of Recalled 9th District bicycle 583963
Image of Recalled Livestrong District bicycle 513149
Image of Detail of recalled / affected and good bolts 877543
Image of Recalled District bicycle 889126
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 373-4594

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What is the problem?

The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.

Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The bicycles affected by this recall include the following models:

Model Year 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District, and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models.
The model name is found on the bicycle's frame.
Consumers can determine the model year by looking at the SKU number stamped on the bottom bracket, which is found near the pedals. If the last two digits of the SKU are 12, the bicycle is a Model Year 2012 bicycle.

This item was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's announcement can be found here:

These items were sold new+ at Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide between May 2011 and September 2011 for between $550 and $1,100.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek dealer for a free replacement bolt.

For additional information, contact Trek at (800)373-4594 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Trek has received four reports of incidents with one injury involving a broken tooth and lip injury.

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