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Boston Bicyclist Struck and Killed

A visiting scientist from Japan has been killed while riding her bicycle in Boston. Police say that the rider, who has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was struck at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charlesgate West at about 3:30 pm

Surly Bikes Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel.  The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider. “Surly” is printed on both legs of the fork. “Pugsley” is printed on

Land of Nod Recalls Plush Dolls due to Choking Hazard

The Land of Nod recalled over 2,500 plush dolls. The hands on the plush dolls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received one report of the doll hand detaching and three reports of the dolls hands loosening. The “Dollies”

3T Design Recalls Cervélo Bicycles with Aura Pro Handlebars Due to Risk of Injury

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall by 3T Design. The clamps on the Aura pro handlebars on the company’s Cervélo Bicycles can detach during use, causing the rider to lose control and posing a risk of fall injuries. The Aura Pro custom

Toys R Us Recalls Huffy Tricycles

Today the CPSC announced a recall of over 5,000 2012 Huffy 20-Inch Slider Tricycles. The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This acknowledged defect poses potential crash and fall hazards for young riders. The tricycles were sold exclusively

Bell Sports Recalls BMX Helmet

Bell Sports is recalling about 31,100 bicycle helmets (2,500 in Canada) because 'the plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer's head.' These helmets are not typical of those commonly seen in retail stores. Rather, they

Yuba Mundo Cargo Bike Recalled due to Injury Hazard

Sausalito, California-based Yuba Bicycles is recalling about 1,000 Mundo brand cargo bikes because passengers’ feet can get caught in the rear wheel. The company and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging owners to stop using the bicycle and to get them fitted

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

  A popular bicycle maker is recalling approximately 12,000 bicycles after receiving reports of the bike's front fork breaking and causing riders to suffer nasty falls. A bicycle fork holds the front wheel in place, enabling the rider to steer the bicycle effectively. Specialized Bicycle

BU Student Hit & Killed

On Tuesday, November 13, a 21-year-old Boston University student was riding his bicycle at around 6:26 p.m., when he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. According to police and witnesses, an MBTA bus might have been involved. The accident occurred in the intersection