Mega Recall Hits Scott and Trek
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Both Scott and Trek have issued a voluntary recall thanks to failing SR Suntour front forks. The recall includes more than 125,000 bicycles.
SR Suntour will replace 5,200 forks on Scott and 120,000 on Trek model year 2011 through 2013 bicycles. Both companies decided to take this drastic measure after they received 29 reports of broken forks. Five injuries have been reported, including minor bruises, a separated shoulder and broken bones.
NEX or NCX forks
Recalled Scott bicycles have 700c wheels, disc brakes and one of the following Suntour front fork models: NEX or NCX. Bicycle model names and numbers are on the main frame of each bicycle in a location that varies by model. The model year can be identified by the colour scheme of the bicycle frame. The fork’s model name is printed on the outer sides of the fork.
Recalled Trek bicycles have disc brakes and one of the following Suntour front fork models: NEX, NRX (with IS mounts), XCM (on bicycles with 29-inch wheels) or XCT (on bicycles with 29-inch wheels).
Bicycle model names and numbers are on the top tube near the seat tube or near the head tube. Bicycles with a serial number ending in F, G or H should be taken to the dealer for inspection. The serial number is on the frame of the bicycle under the bottom bracket. The fork’s model name is printed on the outer sides of the fork.