Faulty Bicycle Fork Poses Fall Hazard to Riders in Kona Wo Bike

Faulty Bicycle Fork Poses Fall Hazard to Riders in Kona Wo Bike
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November 17, 2015

Kona Bicycle Company is issuing a recall for a line of bicycles due to a fall hazard.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling all 2014 Kona Wo bikes. The bicycle fork can crack or break, which can cause the rider to fall. Kona is including about 530 bikes in this announcement, made in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The recalled bikes have a charcoal black frame and silver decals. The word Wo is on the top tube of the frame and the word Kona is on the down tube of the frame and on the side of the seat.

Customers could purchase these bikes at authorized Kona dealers nationwide from September 2013 through July 2014 for about $1,700.

Kona has received one report of the bicycle fork breaking at the junction of the crown. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Kona or an authorized Kona dealer for a free replacement and installation of the bicycle fork.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Kona at (800) 566-2872.