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Trek Recalls Kickster bikes

The steer tube clamp on the bike can break, posing a fall hazard

Photo source: CPSC
Trek Bicycle Corporation of Waterloo, Wis., is recalling about 13,000 Trek Kickster bikes sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The bike's steer tube clamp can break, posing a fall hazard to children.

The firm has received 11 reports of broken steer tube clamps, including one injury with minor scrapes and bruising.

This recall involves all model year 2013 through 2019 Trek Kicksters made for toddlers who are learning how to ride a two wheeler.

The Kicksters, which do not have pedals so children can focus on balancing, come in black, blue, red and pink with “TREK” written on the crossbar.

The bikes, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at and other online retailers from August 2012, through April 2019, for about $170.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bikes away from children and take them to a Trek retailer for a free repair.

Consumers may contact Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Safety & recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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