Civia Cycles of Minnesota is recalling approximately 1,000 Civia aluminum fenders after receiving one report of cervical spine injury and nerve damage caused by a defective mounting bracket, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on April 16.
According to the report, the aluminum fenders have steel L-brackets that may possibly break and cause a fall injury. The fenders were sold as individual sets and as original components of Civia Hyland bicycles. The affected products are designed for 700c wheels and tires, and are marked with the Civia logo on the front and back side of each fender. The fenders were distributed nationwide between April 2008 and March 2013.
Affected consumers who contact the company will receive a $60 credit per fender set and a credit of $1,200 to $4,500 for Civia Hyland bicycles.
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