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LTP Sports Group, Inc. recalls certain Norco youth bicycles with Samox AC-30 cranks

Starting date:
November 7, 2017
Posting date:
November 7, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and LTP Sports Group, Inc.

Affected products

Norco youth bicycles installed with 140 mm or 152 mm length Samox AC-30 model cranks

Product description

This recall involves certain Norco youth bicycles installed with Samox AC-30 model bicycle cranks of crank lengths 140 mm and 152 mm.

The following Norco Youth bicycles are affected by the recall:
Models Colours
Norco Storm 2.1 Cyan/Yellow;  Fuchsia
Norco Storm 4.1 Cyan/Yellow;  Fuchsia
Norco Charger 2.1 / Charger 20 Black/Yellow
Norco Charger 4.1 / Charger 24 Black/Yellow
Norco Fluid HT 2.3 Red
Norco Fluid HT 4.3 Red
Norco Fluid FS 2.2 Orange/Blue
Norco Fluid FS 4.2 Orange/Blue

Affected Norco youth bicycles can be identified by the crank model number "AC-30" located on the inside of both crank arms. The crank length of "140mm" or "152mm" is stamped at the end of each crank arm. The crank's finish is bead blast black. Some cranks have the Samox logo printed in white/silver and some models do not have a logo.

Hazard identified

The bicycle crank can bend or break during normal riding, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

As of September 27, 2017, LTP Sports Group, Inc. has received 59 reports of bending cranksets, and 1 broken crankset in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 3 report of bending cranksets, and 1 broken crankset, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 1736 Norco youth bicycles with the affected cranks were sold in Canada and approximately 1050 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between May 2016 and October 2017 in both Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China


LTP Sports Group, Inc.
Port Coquitlam
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Norco dealer for free replacement cranks.

For more information, and to find a local Norco dealer, consumers may contact LTP Sports Group, Inc. at 1-800-663-8916 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT, by email or online on the company website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.