|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2009
Release # 09-223
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 663-8916
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Norco Recalls Bicycle Frames Due to Crash Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Norco Bicycle Frames
Units: About 3,600
Manufacturer: Norco Performance Bikes, of British Columbia, Canada
Hazard: The bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Norco has received one report of a rider who fractured their collar bone after falling from the bicycle.
Description: The recalled bicycle frames include the following model year and model names: 2007 Team DH, 2008 Team DH, Aline Park, Aline, Atomik, Shore 1,2,3, 2009 Atomik (without gussets). All colors are included in the recall and the model name is printed on a decal on the top tube of each frame/bike.
Sold at: Various bicycle distributors nationwide from September 2006 through February 2009 for between $2,000 and $7,000.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: All owners should immediately stop using the bicycle frame and contact a local Norco dealer or Norco directly for information regarding receiving a possible replacement frame.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact your local Norco dealer or call (800) 663-8916 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT or visit the firm’s Web site at www.norco.com or e-mail at email@example.com
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