On April 8, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Civia Cycles announced a voluntary recall of approximately 800 Civia Hyland bicycles and carbon bicycle forks, citing a possible safety hazard associated with the products. The recalled bicycles have a defective fork that can crack or break, which can pose a fall hazard to consumers.
The recall affects all Civia Hyland bicycles that feature the original carbon fiber fork, as well as the Civia carbon fiber fork sold separately. The defective bicycle forks are black with the word "Civia" printed on the side.
The company has received two reports of the bicycle forks cracking, with one report of a rider suffering bruised ribs and face abrasions from a fall after the fork broke.
The bicycles were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from April 2008 through February 2010 for between $1,675 and $3,500, and the carbon fiber forks were often sold separately for $195.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Civia Cycles dealer for a free replacement fork. The company can be reached at 877-774-6208.