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Surly Bikes recalls bicycle racks

The front bicycle rack can loosen and contact the front wheel

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Surly Bikes of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling about 5,199 Surly front bicycle racks.

The front bicycle rack can loosen and contact the front wheel, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

The firm has 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.

This recall involves all Surly 8-Pack Racks and Surly 24-Pack front bicycle racks and Pack Rat Bicycles equipped with these racks.

The racks were sold in black and silver finishes, are made of tubular chromoly steel and are intended for use on the front of a bicycle.

The racks, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at bicycle stores nationwide 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.

What to do

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycle racks immediately and contact the bike shop or online retailer where it was originally purchased to arrange for a free repair.

Consumers may contact Surly Bikes toll-free at (877) 773-3191 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at www.surlybikes.com and click on “Safety Recall 8 – 24-Pack Rack” at the top of the page for more information.

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