Thanks to the help of Products liability lawyers, Wilier Trestina and Norco recalled select bicycles.
Similar to the issue that TREK bicycles had a few years ago, Wilier Triestina is recalling about 200 Izoard XP bicycles due to steerer tube failures. The tubes can break when in use, causing a crash. Anyone with an Izoard XP sold between approximately January and October 2012 should head to their local bike shop immediately to have the serial number on the fork checked. If the fork is included in the recall, dealers will replace it free of charge.
The problem with the Norco bikes is with the frame itself. Specifically, failures at the joint where the top tube meets the down tube have lead to cracked frames. This can lead to crashes and injuries.
As reported by Velonews, anyone with a 2011 Havoc 24-inch or 26-inch bicycle, painted semi-matte grey and semi-matte red, respectively, with a serial number beginning with K10DQ, K10FQ, K10IQ, K10KQ P10K, P10F or P11B should immediately return the bicycle to a dealer for a replacement. The serial number can be found stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket, below the word “Havoc.”
To contact Wilier Triestina, call (888) 849-7779 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.wilier-usa.com.
To contact Norco, call (800) 227-5579, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the company’s website at www.norco.com and click on “Recall” for more information.
Anyone injured by these bicycles will have a products liability claim and negligence claim against the manufacturer