About 100 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Civia Loring Carrier Racks for Mounting Over Front Bicycle Wheels have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced.
The defective Bicycle Carrier Racks were manufactured in Taiwan; imported by Quality Bicycle Products of Bloomington, Minnesota; and sold at independent bicycle stores, nationwide, from December 2009 through February 2011 for about $175.
The bicycle rackâ€™s mounting bracket can crack or break. When this happens, the rack can fall onto the bicycleâ€™s front wheel, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
To date, the firm has received one report of a rack mounting bracket breaking while the rider was on the bicycle, which resulted in minor cuts.
This recall involves defective Civia Loring bicycle racks that have black aluminum tubing with bamboo panels and mount to the bicycleâ€™s front fork. The word â€œCiviaâ€ is printed on the recalled rackâ€™s side panels.
The CPSC is advising consumer to remove this rack from their bicycles immediately and contact the store where purchased for a full refund or replacement. Quality Bicycle Products can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.311.7686 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) Monday through Friday or at the firmâ€™s website at: http://civiacycles.com/aftermarketloringfrontrackrecall/.