Please note: this is NOT a new recall
KONA RECALLS 2014 WO FAT BIKE MODEL DUE TO FALL HAZARD; BICYCLE FORKS CAN BREAK
The CPSC will be issuing an official recall notice in the next few days concerning the 2014 Wo. As of today, 412 out of 531 x 2014 Wo Fat Bikes have had their forks replaced by authorized Kona dealers in the US. All 265 x 2014 Wo Fat bikes have had their forks replaced by authorized Kona dealers in Canada. This recall ONLY affected the 2014 Kona Wo Fat Bike, which was charcoal in color. The 2015 Wo Fat Bike which is green in color and the 2016 Kona Wo Fat Bike which is blue in color, are NOT affected.
Here is the statement regarding the original recall from November 2014;
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Kona Wo, Fat Bike with Kona Project Two Fat Disc Fork
Hazard: The bicycle forks can crack or break at the fork crown/steer column interface, causing a fall hazard to consumers
Remedy: Replace forks
Consumer Contact: Kona at (800) 566-2872 from 8:30 am – 5pm PT Monday through Friday
or online at www.konaworld.com/wo_recall/
or email at email@example.com for more information
Recall Details: About 531 units
Description: The recall involves all 2014 Kona Wo bicycles equipped with a Kona Fat Project Two Disc Fork. The bicycles come in charcoal black with silver decals.
Incidents: One US report of a steer tube breakage, no injury reported
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled bicycles and contact their local Kona authorized dealer for instructions on receiving a replacement fork.
Sold at: Authorized Kona bicycle dealers nationwide from September 2013 to July 2014 for about $1,700.
Importer: Kona Bicycle Company of Ferndale, Washington
Manufactured in: Taiwan