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Civia recalls fenders because of concerns about bracket

Published April 16, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's Civia brand is recalling some aluminum fenders sold as aftermarket items and included as original equipment on some Civia Hyland bike models. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the fenders' mounting bracket can break or bend, creating a fall hazard for the rider.

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According to the CPSC, the company has received one report of an incident related to the fender, which resulted in the consumer suffering a cervical spine injury and nerve damage.

The company is recalling about 1,000 of the fenders. Consumers are being told to immediately stop riding bikes with the fenders and to return them to a Civia Cycles dealer for a $60 credit. 

Consumers can contact Civia Cycles toll-free at (877) 311-7686 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.civiacycles.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.

The recall includes all Civia aluminum fenders sold separately as aftermarket sets and all Civia Hyland bicycles sold with the fenders as original equipment. The recalled fenders are round, size 700c x 35mm and have the Civia logo on the front and rear sides of each fender. Fender sets came in black, blue, green, olive, red and silver. Hyland bicycles came in blue, green, olive and red. The bikes have "Hyland" on the top tube, "Civia" on the down tube and the Civia logo on the seat tube.

The fenders were sold from April 2008 through March 2013 for about $60 per fender set. They were included on complete bikes that sold for between $1,200 and $4,500. The fenders were made in Taiwan. 

More information: CPSC recall notice

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