Trek Bicycle has ssued a voluntary recall on the Trek MT220 girl's bicycle. According to the company, the frame can break during use. There have been thirteen reports of broken frames, with four of these incidents causing minor injuries. The frames are made in China and Taiwan.
The model recall covers model years 2005 (light metallic blue), 2006 (metallic silver and metallic purple/pink and pearl white) and also the 2007 pink and pearl white and metallic purple models. Between April 2004 and June 2007, 49,000 MT220 girl's bicycles have been sold.
2008 batches are not affected.
The Trekbikes.co.uk website says:
"If you own an affected bicycle, it should not be ridden; take it
to your Trek dealer. If your Trek dealer determines that your
bicycle is subject to this recall, Trek will provide you with
a replacement Trek MT220 girls’ bicycle or a £75 credit
applicable to the purchase of a Trek bicycle of your choice."