Norco recalls Havoc bikes

Frame can break where the top tube meets the down tube

Norco is recalling about 90 of the 2011 Havoc bicycles in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you have one of these bikes, stop using it  immediately.

The Havoc frame can crack at the joint where the top tube meets the down tube.

Norco has received three reports of cracked frames. No injuries have been reported.

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."

The bikes were sold between November 2010 and September 2011 for about $600.

Anyone with this bike should stop using it and return it an authorized Norco dealer for a replacement.

You can contact Norco Bicycles at (800) 227-5579 or

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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