CPSC – Norco Recalls Havoc Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

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Norco Havoc Bicycle Frame 26-inch

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Norco Havoc Bicycle Frame 24-inch

2011 Havoc Bicycles

The bicycle frame can crack at the joint where the top tube meets the down tube. A cracked tube can separate and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury or death.

Norco Bicycles; at (800) 227-5579, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.norco.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

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This recall involves 2011 Havoc 24-inch and 26-inch bicycles. The 24-inch bicycles were sold in semi-matte grey and the 26-inch in semi-matte red. On some of the bicycles, “Norco” is printed on the firm’s crest that is affixed to the head tube. Bicycle frames included in this recall have serial numbers that begin with K10DQ, K10FQ, K10IQ, K10KQ P10K, P10F or P11B. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket, below the word “Havoc.”

The firm has received three reports of cracked frames. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bike and return it an authorized Norco dealer for a replacement.

Authorized Norco dealers nationwide from November 2010 to September 2011 for about $600.

Norco Bicycles, a division of LTP Sports Group Inc., of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

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