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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.

Remedy: Refund.

Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled fenders and contact an authorized Civia Cycles dealer to receive a $60 credit.

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 http://www.civiacycles.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.

Recall Details

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.

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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