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The following recall has been announced:

QUALITY BICYCLE PRODUCTS CARRIER RACK

DETAILS: Civia Loring bicycle carrier rack for mounting over a front bicycle wheel, imported by Quality Bicycle Products of Bloomington, Minn., and sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide from December 2009 through February 2011 for about $175.

WHY: The bicycle rack’s mounting bracket can crack or break. The rack then can fall onto the bicycle’s front wheel, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

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

HOW MANY: About 100.

FOR MORE: Contact Quality Bicycle Products at 877-311-7686 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at http://civiacycles.com/aftermarketloringfrontrackrecall.

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