Recall: Norco 2011 Havoc Bicycles
On 2012-12-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Norco 2011 Havoc Bicycles due to a potential loss of control hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2010 for about $600.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 24th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 140 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 227-5579
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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."
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Norco dealers nationwide from November 2010 to September 2011 for about $600.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bike and return it an authorized Norco dealer for a replacement.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of cracked frames. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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