Category: Bicycle Industry

Target recalls half-million child bicycle helmets

Target is recalling 494,000 Back Trail Jr. bicycle helmets for toddlers, youth and children. The helmets pictured at left are just 2 of 14 styles in the recall. Check the Consumer Product Safety Commission press release for pictures of helmets in question. 

The helmets do not meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) safety standards for bicycle helmets and pose a …

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Torelli recalls bicycle tires

Torelli Imports is recalling about 1,100 folding bicycle tires under the Torelli Verona and Lugano Open Tubular brands.
The voluntary tire recall in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission is necessary because the tire can separate from the wheel and flat out; no injuries have been reported.
The tires, manufactured in Thailand, were sold at cycling specialty retailers from …

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Cadillac enters two-wheeler market

Cadillac is slapping its distinctive marque, left, on bicycles now.
The General Motors brand is appearing on a line of bicycles made by Kent International, a bicycle and bike accessory manufacturer based in Parsipanny, New Jersey.
The bicycles are available in four basic series, all-mountain, all-road, mountain and road.
Although the bikes carry the Cadillac name, they don't carry the …

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American Classic recalls road and mountain bike wheels

American Classic Bicycle Components is recalling about 2,850 rear wheels for road and mountain bikes.
Although no accidents or injuries have yet been reported, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that the hubs can fail to engage properly, creating no resistance when pedaling and causing the cyclist to lose balance.
The rear wheels and hubs were sold in the aftermarket at bicycle specialty stores since January 2005 and …

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Suffering from the good life, Chinese need to get back on bikes

People in China used to ride their bicycles to get to work, shop, visit. Film clips of the country used to show roads packed with bicycles — such as the ubiquitous Flying Pigeon.
Now, it sounds like the Chinese might need to get on their bikes for exercise.
Many Chinese are suffering obesity from a sedentary lifestyle, according to …

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Limited recall for Giant brands Sedona and Cypress

Giant Bicycle is recalling 76 Sedona and Cypress brand bicycles.

 According to a press release, the rear axle of the bikes is harder than required in specifications and could crack. No injuries have been reported.

The bicycles that are subject to recall were made in China and sold in dealerships after mid-May 2005 for about $300.

A list of serial …

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VisionTech aero bar recall

VisionTech USA is recalling 4 brands of its aero bars that can crack or break.
The Auburn, Washington, company is making the recall in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission after receiving two reports of the centerpiece breaking, causing minor injuries.

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Recall: Nashbar Lil' Shadow Tandem Trailer

Nashbar is recalling 300 tandem trailers because the misassembled trailer hitches can become unstable when making turns.

The Canfield, Ohio-based mail order and web retailer marketed the Nashbar Lil' Shadow Tandem Trailers (click on picture), which were made for Nashbar in Taiwan.

The black, single-wheel bicycle trailer attaches to the seatpost of an adult-sized bicycle. The affected bicycle trailers have …

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Seattle area's 14 best bike repair shops

If you're worried about finding a good repair shop for your bicycle this summer, check out the Puget Sound Consumer Checkbook summer/fall issue.
The other day I came across a copy, which scored 48 Seattle-area bike shops on sales and repair. Fourteen bike repair shops and eight retail shops received the 'zine's top rating — a checkmark. It also scored local auto repair shops, florists …

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“Made in Taiwan” emblem on more bikes

Sales of “Made in Taiwan” bicycles and bike parts continued to roll along in the first three months of 2005.

The Chinese Economic News Service reports bicycle output up 24% and parts — such as wheel rims, spokes and lights —  up 23%.

The quarterly report also says shipment delays by Shimano, Japan largest bike component manufacturer, forced Taiwan bike …

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