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Dangers of Potholes Filled With Water: Bikers Beware

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After a rough winter like 2014-15 in Northern Virginia, our roadways are filled with potholes. That can only mean one thing now that the weather is warming up — road crews trying to repair these dangerous cavities in the asphalt — before someone gets hurt. A case in Tuscon, Arizona was settled last month in

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L.L. Bean Recall

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L.L.Bean’s Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts (pictured left) have been recalled due to an injury hazard caused by the potential for the plastic tire rims to burst if the cart’s rubber tires are over-inflated. These carts are used to haul canoes and kayaks in and out of the water.  If you have purchased one of these

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Expensive Giant Bike Recall

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Even expensive bicycles costing many thousands of dollars can have post production problems.  Herndon bike injury lawyer Doug Landau lauds bicycle makers who recognize problems in products that they have supplied and then do the right thing by recalling them  “Placing products into the stream of commerce that turn out to be dangerous can cause

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Dietary Supplement Jack3d — Is it Safe?

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The safety of dietary supplements is a frequent subject of debate — one which has, in fact, been discussed on this site numerous times and gotten much publicity, including in a recent piece on the popular news show Rock Center on NBC. Recently, the parents of a soldier who died after taking the supplement Jack3d

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Product Recall – Krankcycle by Matrix with Detachable Seat

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The Johnny G. Krankcycle with detachable seat, pictured to the left, has been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  The seat can unexpectedly detach during use.  Two injuries from falls have been reported. Full details of the recall can be found on the CPSC website. Anyone owning this machine should contact Johnson Health

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Car Driving on W&OD Trail

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Words probably can not express the fear felt by pedestrians, runners and cyclists out on the W&OD trail one evening in early June.  A car entered the trail in the Reston area and traveled east toward Vienna for about five miles, speeding at around 50 miles per hour. It turns out the driver was drunk,

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Helmet Pledge and Contract

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In our last post, we provided some highlights of the Bike Rodeo and Safety Day held at Guilford Elementary School in Sterling, VA earlier this month.  In this post, we share the Helmet Pledge and Contract that was given by Herndon bike accident attorney Doug Landau to students and their parents who attended the event.

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Helmet a Day Campaign Continues at Guilford Elementary Bike Rodeo

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The first ever Guilford Elementary School Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day was an enormous success! Thank you to PE Director Mark Pankau and Principals David Stewart and Lottie Spurlock for sharing the event with Abrams Landau, Ltd. Herndon bike accident lawyer Doug Landau, his wife Melissa, and daughters Danielle and Nicole attended the event at

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BMX Bike Helmet Recall – Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us

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Bell Sports is recalling about 2,500 bike helmets sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com between July 2012 and January 2013 for about $60. The product is the Bell Full Throttle, full coverage bicycle motocross (BMX) helmets with a chin bar. The all-black helmets have UPC code 035011 937052 and

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