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Garneau recalls non-compliant bicycle helmets

Helmet-maker Louis Garneau is recalling 1,200 bicycle helmets sold in the US and Canada after discovering that the Course-style helmets in matte colors degrade over time and don’t comply with the impact requirements set by those countries’ safety standards. Owners should stop using the helmets, which pose a risk for injury, and contact Louis Garneau …

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Specialized Bicycle recalls 5,500 Allez model bikes

Morgan Hill, CA-based Specialized Bicycle Components is delivering the first of its replacement forks for 5,500 Allez model bicycles that were recalled after a report of a cracked fork. The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends owners stop riding the bicycles and contact their dealer to learn how to get free installation of …

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Big recall for Brompton bikes — 144,000 folding bikes

A part that fails in 1 out of 5,000 bikes prompted the British bike maker Brompton Bicycle Ltd. to recall all of its bicycles – some 144,000 – made between April 2014 and May 2017. Bromptons are popular folding bicycles that are used in cities around the world. The folding design and 16-inch wheels enables …

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Origin8 folding bicycles recalled

A bicycle importer is recalling 1,600 Origin8 folding bicycles after receiving reports that the frames break while in use. Miami, Fla.-based J&B Importers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall after receiving 13 reports of frame failures at faulty welds on he China-made bicycles. Owners are asked to return the bicycles to the …

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Kona recalls Wo mountain bikes

Kona is recalling 530 Wo brand mountain bikes after a report that the front fork can break at the junction with the crown. The Ferndale, WA-bike distributor and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop riding the bicycles until they return them to the dealer for free replacement and installation of the …

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1.5 million bikes with front disc brakes recalled

In one of the biggest bicycle recalls ever, 1.5 million bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled. As first noted by a Trek bicycle recall of 1 million bikes earlier this year, the problem stems from improperly closed front quick-release levers that come loose and can get caught up in …

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Trek recalls Superfly mountain bikes

Waterloo, WI-based Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling 330 of its Superfly brand of cross country mountain bikes because the carbon seat posts can break. Trek and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop using the bikes and contact dealers for a free replacement seat post. Trek says there have been two reports …

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Breezer recalls “Downtown”-style bicycles

Advanced Sports International is recalling 1,700 Breezer Downtown bicycles after receiving a dozen reports of pedals disconnecting from the spindles. Owners are urged to stop riding the bicycles because the dropped pedal can lead to a fall and injury. The pedals can be replaced for free at an authorized Breezer dealer. The bikes, made in …

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GT downhill mountain bikes recalled

Wilton, Conn.-based Cycling Sports Group is recalling its 2015 model GT Fury Elite and Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes because of a faulty hub. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the front wheel hub can break, causing the disc brake to fail. Two such failures have been reported, with no injuries. The company is urging …

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Trek recalls nearly 1 million bikes with front disc brakes for faulty quick-releases

Bike maker Trek is recalling quick-release levers that, when not secured, can get tangled in front disc brakes. The faulty quick-release lever design has caused at least three injury accidents. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that one accident victim is now a quadriplegic. The Waterloo, Wisc.-based bike maker urges anyone who owns a bike …

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