Category Archives: Bicycle Accidents

New Effort in Boston To Enhance Bicycle Safety With Helmet Rental Program

Biking in Boston, like many cities across the country, has become more popular during the last couple of years, as consumers use bikes more often for commuting, as well as in competitions, in charity rides, and for pleasure. Also, Boston … Continue reading

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Krankcycle by Matrix with Detachable Seat Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves about 2,200 Johnny G. Krankcycles by Matrix with detachable seats that can be removed from the frame by lifting up on the seat. The Krankcycles have handles that the user turns in a circular motion for cardio … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Swartz & Swartz P.C. Urges Bicyclists to Wear Helmets

As the Boston and New England bicycle season begins, riders of all ages should be reminded to wear a bicycle helmet while cycling. This simple yet effective safety device can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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