Norco recalls approximately 2,800 children’s bikes

Crank arms can bend or break, posing crash hazard

Canadian bicycle manufacturer Norco has issued a recall of approximately 2,800 children’s bikes. According to Norco, crank arms on these bicycles can bend or break, posing a crash hazard to the rider. 

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To date, there have been four reports of failure and no injuries.

The crankarms on these bicycles can bend or crack
The crankarms on these bicycles can bend or crack
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Models included in this recall have 20 and 24in wheels and came equipped with Samox SAC30-111NA square taper cranksets in 140 and 152mm lengths.The crank model number ‘AC30’ is stamped on the inside of both crankarms.

'AC-30' is stamped onto the crankarms of the affected models
‘AC-30’ is stamped onto the crankarms of the affected models
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The specific models affected by this recall include:

  • Storm 2.1
  • Storm 4.1
  • Charger 2.1
  • Charger 4.1
  • Fluid HT+ 2.3
  • Fluid HT+ 4.3
  • Fluid FS 2.2
  • Fluid FS 4.2.

These bicycles were sold through Norco dealers from May 2016 through September 2017 for between $400 and $1,700.

Norco recommends that consumers stop riding these bicycles immediately and return them to the nearest Norco Bicycle dealer, who will install a new replacement crankset.

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Visit http://www.norco.com/samox-crankset-recall/ for more information.