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Quality Bicycle Products recalls Civia bicycle racks due to fall hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Carrier rack for mounting over front bicycle wheel

Units: About 100

Importer: Quality Bicycle Products of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: 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.

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

Description: 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.

Sold at: Independent bicycle stores nationwide from December 2009 through February 2011 for about $175.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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

Consumer Contact: 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/

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11241.html

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