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Bicycles Recalled for Fall Risk

Bicycle carrier racks are being recalled because of links to a falling hazard, according to news reports.

Quality Bicycle Products said the recall affects racks that have a faulty mounting bracket. The mounting bracket can crack or break causing it to fall onto the bicycle’s front wheel posing a falling hazard to the rider, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The product affected by the recall includes:

  • Quality Bicycle Products “Civia Loring bicycle racks, with black aluminum tubing and bamboo panels, that mount to the bicycle’s front fork—the word “Civia” is printed on the rack’s side panels.”

The recalled products were sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide from December 2009 through February 2011 for about $175. They were manufactured in Tawian, according to news reports.

It is unclear if any bicycle accidents or personal injuries have occurred as a result of this recall.

As an Everett personal injury attorney, I urge consumers to check for this recalled item. For information, call Quality Bicycle Products toll-free at (877) 311-7686 or visit their website at http://civiacycles.com/aftermarketloringfrontrackrecall/.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Everett.