Adult Tricycle Recall

Currie Technologies Recalls Adult Tricycles

Name of Product: Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles
Units: About 2,100
Distributor: Currie Technologies, of Chatsworth, Calif.
Manufacturer: Acetrikes Industrial Co., Ltd., of China
Hazard: The rear axle can break causing a rear wheel to detach, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of six incidents, including five reports of bruises and scrapes.

Description: The recalled tricycles are battery powered with 24″ wheels and a basket between the rear wheels. Their brand name, eZip or iZip, is printed on the sides of the bike and above the front wheel. Bikes were sold in the following colors: red, blue and sand.

Recalled tricycles are in the serial number range ACB06L00001 to ACB10H99999.
Serial numbers are engraved on the frame under the handlebar support on the front of the tricycle.

  • Model numbers include EZ-TRY-SD, IZ-TRY-RD, IZ-TRICR7-BL and IZ-TRY8-BL.
  • Recalled tricycles were sold at independent bicycle shops and e-bike shops nationwide, and on Walmart.com, Amazon.com and other retailers from March 2007 through March 2012 for $850-$1120.

All consumers should stop riding these electric tricycles immediately and contact Currie Technologies for a free replacement component and repair.
*Please allow approximately three to four weeks to process, ship and receive the free replacement part.

For additional information, contact Currie Technologies at:
Phone: (800) 377-4532
Open Monday thru Friday :
8am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm PST

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Recall Notice

Yorba Linda Visioning Festival

The City of Yorba Linda announces a 3 day Visioning Festival to update their General Plan, and their Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Starting 6/21 and ending 6/23, the Festival will provide walk-about tours of two parks, and workshops to present planning information, and to solicit your input to the general plan process.

Click here for the event flyer, (pdf) and more detailed information about the Visioning Festival.

Yorba Linda is ranked 7th  for cyclist fatalities.  Actually, it is tied for 7th with the cities of  Dana Point, La Habra, Laguna Beach, and Lake Forest with 3 cyclist fatalities in each city for the years 2001-2012.

In terms of cyclist injury, Yorba Linda ranks 23rd, with 87 cyclist injuries over the same time frame.

The major cyclist violations were: right of way, and riding on the wrong side of the road (?). Cyclists were also cited for traffic signals and signs, and improper turning infractions.

Would having a bike plan have made any difference in cyclist fatalities and injury? We may not know the answer to that, but we do know that if there is to be a healthy, vibrant community in the future, a Bike Plan is certainly a needed component to the General Plan.

Help Yorba Linda incorporate the best of all possible worlds with a Bike Plan.  This is your chance to have a say, and directly influence your children’s future, and the future for those to come.

At the workshops ask about Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and how the generation of tomorrow will be made better by your actions in advancing a Bike Plan today.

OCTA Announces Summer Bus Pass

Beat the summer heat and take your bike and the bus to the beach!

$50 buys those 18 and younger unlimited bus rides from June 1 to August 31 to
practically anywhere in Orange County.  More details at their website.

Additionally, starting July 13, the OC Fair Express will return providing direct, hourly bus service to the OC Fair every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until August 12. Show your your summer pass and use this special service for free! Even better, all riders will get a coupon for $2 fair admission!

Passes are available online, at your local Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, Northgate Market, or the OCTA Store located at 550 S. Main St, Orange M-F from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBC Update-2

The National Bike Challenge has passed well over the 3 million mile mark with over 26,000 riders, and will cross 4 million soon.

Vermont leads all states (again), with 1107 riders and 118,406 miles pedaled.

California drops to 39th of the 50 states even as the number of riders grew from 1273 to 1406, and miles pedaled grew to over 195,011 miles so far.

3 riders from the OC  are currently in the top 10 for the state,  #2 William Hunt – 1,259, #6 Jonny Weir – 1,175, and  #8 Greg Kline  – 1,103 miles ridden respectively!

Greg and William are riding on a team called “Riders Against Bike Lanes”, or “RABL”, while Jonny is riding solo.

Here are the latest standings:

Top 10 States / Points Top 10 Companies / Points
1 – Vermont       42.11
2 – Wisconsin     39.31
3 – Nebraska     35.57
4 – WashDC       12.47
5 – Iowa            11.72
6 – Colorado        9.74
7 – Penn.             4.87
8 – Kansas           4.40
9 – Minn.              4.34
10 – Ohio             4.04
1 Trek Bicycle Corp, /   50265
2
Kimberly-Clark Corporation  / 28850
3 Retired /                   13525
4 Ingersoll Rand /           9953
5 American Electric Power / 9808
6 Oshkosh Corporation /     7871
7 NWMU /                          7144
8 Texas Instruments /         6963
9 U of W – Madison /           5449
10 U ofN-Lincoln /               4422

While California may not be leading the pack in the National Bike Challenge, it is leading the country in a much deadlier challenge, and that would be the challenge to stay alive, and free from injury when riding your bike in this state.

Ride strong and ride safe!