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Fuji Bikes Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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Advanced Sports International recently recalled Fuji bicycles due to a fall hazard posed to users. The recall states, “The rear wheel freehub can slip while pedaling, posing a fall hazard.” There have been four reports of the freehub slipping while pedaling. Fortunately, no crashes or injuries have been reported. This recall involves Advanced Sports International’s

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$1500 Trek Disc Bicycles Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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Trek has issued a recall on its 720 Disc bicycles and wheelsets due to a fall hazard. According to a press release, the company reports hearing of 10 incidents where either the wheel spoke contacted the bike’s brake caliper or the spokes broke at the hub. There has been one reported injury involving a broken

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CompuTrainer Blue Flywheel Recall

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Competitive cyclists are always looking for ways to improve their strength and gain speed.  No one knows this better than athletes’ lawyer Doug Landau, who has used CompuTrainers extensively for this purpose. However, he cautions riders to carefully check equipment and also be on the lookout for any recalls or known defects. Recently CompuTrainer manufacturer

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Faulty Zip Line Kit Recalled – BYA Sports

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Bring Your Adventure (BYA) Sports has recalled approximately 5700 60-, 75-, and 90-foot cable Skyline Zipline Kits due to a fall hazard. The recall states that, “A crimp in the zipline can fail allowing the cable to pull free or become slack while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.”  Injuries have been

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Infant Bicycle Helmet Recall

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Only a couple weeks after another successful helmet distribution and brain injury prevention program at a local Fairfax County elementary school,  Abrams Landau, Ltd. attorney Doug Landau was made aware of a recall of potentially dangerous helmets. Pacific Cycle is recalling approximately 129,000 Schwinn “No-Pinch Buckle” Infant Bike Helmets due to a choking hazard.  The

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Rocky Mountain Bicycle Recall

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Bike safety lawyer Doug Landau took note of a recent recall involving 17,300 Rocky Mountain bicycles in the U.S.  The affected bikes have an issue with the front disc brakes.  Having been involved in a sudden stop caused by a front wheel malfunction, Doug Landau knows how dangerous such a defect can be.  Luckily for

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Kona Bike Recall

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Kona has recalled approximately 530 Kona Wo bicycles because of a fall hazard. The affected cycles are 2014 models of Kona bikes with a charcoal black frame and silver decals.  The word “Wo” is on the top tube and the word “Kona” appears on the down tube and on the side of the seat.  See

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lululemon Recall

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Lululemon has issued a recall on some of its women’s tops. Tops with an elastic draw cord with a hard tip in the hood or around the neck can pose a danger to a woman’s face if the cord is pulled or caught on something and then released.  The hard tip can snap back and

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When a Bike Falls Apart, What Does the Government Do ?

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When bicycles fall apart or bike components break, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) issues a recall in order to try to prevent future injuries and losses. One of the most dangerous defects is when the bicycle’s fork setter tube or handle bars break. This causes the rider to lose control of the bike immediately,

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Matrix Fitness Strength Training Machines – Recalled

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Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines have been recalled because the handle on the machines can detach during use and hit the user with force. Ouch!  Imagine being struck — and even knocked down — when the handle of the strength machine you’re using hits you! According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall

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