QBP announced recently that they are issuing a voluntary recall of the Civia Loring Front Bicycle rack. According to the recall, the mounting bracket can crack or break, causing the rack to fall onto the front wheel of the bicycle potentially causing a crash. So far, there has only been one report of failure which resulted in minor cuts.
The recall affects somewhere around 100 racks, that were sold between December 2009 and February 2011. Keep in mind that this recall is only for the front rack, not the Loring rear rack. Customers are advised to remove the rack from their bike and return to the store where they purchased it for a full refund or replacement. You can also visit Civia’s recall website.
*Thanks to Alan for pointing out that this recall only applies to the aftermarket racks. Any of the racks that came stock on Civia bikes are not affected by the recall.