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QBP Recalling Civia Bicycle Racks

Published June 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Quality Bicycle Products, has issued a voluntary recall of about 100 Civia bicycle racks for mounting over the front bicycle wheel.

The bicycle rack's mounting bracket can crack or break. When this happens, the rack can fall onto the bicycle's front wheel, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

The firm has received one report of a rack mounting bracket breaking while the rider was on the bicycle, resulting in minor cuts.

This recall involves Civia Loring bicycle racks. They have black aluminum tubing with bamboo panels and mount to the bicycle's front fork. The word "Civia" is printed on the rack's side panels. These were sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide from December 2009 through February 2011 for about $175. They were manufactured in Taiwan.

Consumers should remove this rack from their bicycles immediately and contact the store where purchased for a full refund or replacement.

For additional information, contact Quality Bicycle Products toll-free at (877) 311-7686 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://civiacycles.com/aftermarketloringfrontrackrecall/.

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