Norco Recalls Havoc Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: 2011 Havoc Bicycles
Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:  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.

Recall Details

Units: About 90
Description: 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."
Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received three reports of cracked frames. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bike and return it to an authorized Norco dealer for a replacement.
Sold at:
Authorized Norco dealers nationwide from November 2010 to September 2011 for about $600.
Manufacturer: Norco Bicycles, a division of LTP Sports Group Inc., of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
Manufactured in:
China

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.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.  Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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