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Surly Bikes Recalls Bicycle Racks

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Surly Bikes recalled 5,139 units of Surly front bicycle racks for possible crash and injury hazards, a statement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission showed.

The company said the front bicycle rack can loosen and contact the front wheel, resulting in crash and injury hazards to the rider.

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

The company received 15 reports of racks failing, including three reports of minor injuries including sprains and lacerations, and seven reports of serious injuries including a fractured vertebra.

Surly Bikes advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled bicycle racks and contact the seller for a free repair.

The bicycle racks were made in Taiwan and imported to the U.S. by Surly Bikes, a wholly-owned brand of Bloomington, Minnesota-based Quality Bicycle Products Inc.

They were sold at bicycle stores across the U.S. and online at various websites 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.

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