Kona Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

17 Nov, 2015, 14:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Kona-Recalls-Bicycles/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kona Wo bicycles

Hazard: The bicycle fork can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Kona or an authorized Kona dealer for a free replacement and installation of the bicycle fork.

Consumer Contact: Kona at 800-566-2872 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, online at www.konaworld.com and click on the 2014 Kona Wo Recall link under the Support tab for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 530

Description: This recall involves all 2014 Kona Wo bicycles with a charcoal black frame and silver decals. The word "Wo" is on the top tube of the frame and the word "Kona" is on the down tube of the frame and on the side of the seat.

Incidents/Injuries: Kona has received one report of the bicycle fork breaking at the junction of the crown. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Authorized Kona dealers nationwide from September 2013 through July 2014 for about $1,700.

Distributor: Kona Bicycle Company, of Ferndale, Wash.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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