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After safety notice, QBP issues recall of Surly racks

Published December 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — After announcing a safety notice in October regarding some Surly bike racks, QBP is now conducting a recall of the racks in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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The recall involves all Surly 8-Pack Racks and Surly 24-Pack front bicycle racks and Pack Rat Bicycles equipped with these racks. The racks were sold in black and silver finishes, are made of tubular chromoly and are intended for use on the front of a bicycle.

Surly has received 18 reports of racks failing, including seven reports of minor injuries including sprains and lacerations, and five reports of serious injuries including a fractured vertebra.

The bikes were sold from December 2015 through September 2019 for $110 and $150 for the 8-Pack Rack and 24-Pack Rack, respectively, and $1,350 for the Pack Rat complete bicycle with rack.

The recall involves 5,139 racks.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycle racks immediately and contact the bike shop or online retailer where it was originally purchased to arrange for a free repair.

Consumers can contact Surly Bikes toll-free at 877-773-3191 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.surlybikes.com and click on the “Safety Recall 8 and 24-Pack Rack” button for more information. See additional information on the Surly blog

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