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C.P.S.C. announces two recent Bicycle Recalls

Bicycles Recalled by Wilier Triestina Due to Fall Hazard; Bicycle Fork's Steerer Tube Can Break

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: Izoard XP Bicycles

Units: About 200

Importer: Wilier Triestina USA LLC, of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The bicycle fork's steerer tube can break while in use, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Wilier Triestina model Izoard XP bicycles or framesets that were sold with carbon/alloy forks with serial numbers between LH0001 and LH4000. The serial number is located on the steerer tube of the fork, around six inches from the crown. Bicycles purchased before January 2012 are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2012 through October 2012 for about $2,600 for the bicycle.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and have an authorized Wilier bicycle dealer check for the serial number on the fork and, if it is included in the recall, the dealer will install a new Izoard replacement fork at no charge.

Consumer Contact: Wilier USA; toll-free at (888) 849-7779 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.wilier-usa.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13075.html


Norco Recalls Havoc Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

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: 2011 Havoc Bicycles

Units: About 90

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

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.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of cracked frames. No injuries have been reported.

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."

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

Manufactured in: China

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

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 atwww.norco.com and click on "Recall" for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13074.html

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