Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Almost one million Trek bikes are being recalled in the United States and Canada following an injury that left a rider paralyzed.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 900,000 bikes in the U.S., and an additional 98,000 sold in Canada are included in the recall.
The CPSC says a quick-release lever on the bike's front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, resulting in either complete wheel separation, or the wheel coming to an instant stop.
In three reported accidents, Trek says all included injuries: facial injuries; fractured wrist; and one accident resulted in the rider being permanently paralyzed in quadriplegia.
Models of Trek bicycles built from 2000 to 2015 that are equipped with front disc brakes, and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub, where that lever can open beyond 180 degrees and contact the disc brake, are the models being recalled.
Bikes that have front quick release levers that do not open the full 180 degrees from the closed position are not included.
The previous version of this description of models under recall was edited for clarification.
The bicycles were sold nationwide from about September of 1999 up through April of 2015, priced anywhere between $480 and $1,650.
Trek advises consumers to immediately stop using the bike, and contact an area authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release lever on the front wheel, along with a $20 coupon provided by Trek, usable through December 31, 2015 towards any Bontrager brand merchandise.
Consumers can call Trek toll-free at 800-373-4594 8AM - 6PM Central, Monday through Friday with any questions.
You may also visit their website at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page.