Black Trek mountain bike with road tires in front of a yellow wall in San Diego's neighborhood Pacific Beach, in March 2015.
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By Tessa Berenson
April 22, 2015

Trek has recalled almost 1 million bikes after improperly adjusted release levers on bikes led to multiple accidents, including one that left the rider paralyzed.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Trek is recalling 900,000 bicycles in the United States and 98,000 in Canada. Three accidents were reported, all of which resulted in injuries. One of the riders suffered a fractured wrist, one suffered facial injuries and the third became paralyzed.

Trek released a statement detailing how improper installation of a front quick release lever on the bike could lead it to get caught in the front disc brake, resulting in a separation of the front wheel and loss of control for the rider. Trek will provide each owner with a free installation of a new release lever as well as a $20 coupon.

Read Trek’s statement on the recall below:

Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa.berenson@time.com.

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