U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall
Recall Date: April 16, 2015
Recall Number: 15-114
Civia Cycles Recalls Hyland Bicycles, Aluminum Civia Fenders Due to Crash Hazard
Name of Product: Hyland Bicycles and Aluminum Fenders
Hazard: The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled fenders and contact an authorized Civia Cycles dealer to receive a $60 credit.
NOTE: It has come to our attention that there have been some questions regarding the $60 credit for replacement of the recalled Civia Hyland fenders (curved Hyland fenders not flat fenders). Consumers with recalled fenders should bring their bicycle to their dealer. The dealer will help the consumer select new fenders from QBP’s catalog, remove the recalled fenders, and install the new fenders. Up to a $60 credit will go to the dealer for providing and installing the replacement fenders, and cooperating with CPSC recall procedures.
Consumers will not directly receive a store credit or cash refund in connection with this recall. We apologize for the confusion and appreciate your continued support of this recall.
Consumer Contact: Civia Cycles toll-free at (877) 311-7686 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.civiacycles.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.
Units: About 1,000
Description: This 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Civia has received one report in which a consumer stated that a bracket broke and resulted in the consumer suffering a cervical spine injury and nerve damage.
Sold at: Independent bicycle retailers nationwide and online from April 2008 through March 2013 for about $60 per Civia fender set and between $1,200 and $4,500 for Civia Hyland bicycles.
Importer: Civia Cycles, of Bloomington, Minn.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
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