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July 8, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sports equipment giant Shimano American Corp. will pay a $150,000 fine to settle allegations that it failed to report defects in bicycle cranks soon enough, federal regulators said Wednesday. Shimano, the Irvine-based subsidiary of Japan's Shimano Inc., recalled 2.5 million bike cranks in July 1997, including 1 million in North America.
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July 8, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sports equipment giant Shimano American Corp. will pay a $150,000 fine to settle allegations that it failed to report defects in bicycle cranks soon enough, federal regulators said Wednesday. Shimano, the Irvine-based subsidiary of Japan's Shimano Inc., recalled 2.5 million bike cranks in July 1997, including 1 million in North America.
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July 10, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is being called the bicycle industry's largest-ever safety action, Shimano American Corp. and its Japanese parent company said Wednesday they are recalling more than 2.5 million bicycle cranks installed on two-wheelers worldwide. The voluntary recall, prompted by reports of rider injuries from broken cranks, includes 1 million bicycles in North America, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which will monitor those returns.
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July 10, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is being called the bicycle industry's largest-ever safety action, Shimano American Corp. and its Japanese parent company said Wednesday they are recalling more than 2.5 million bicycle cranks installed on two-wheelers worldwide. The voluntary recall, prompted by reports of rider injuries from broken cranks, includes 1 million bicycles in North America, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which will monitor those returns.
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January 13, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Shimano American Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of a leading Japanese manufacturer of bicycle parts and fishing rods and reels, has consolidated its U.S operations in a new 125,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, warehouse and distribution facility in Irvine. In the consolidation, the company has closed its former headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., and shut down a sales and warehouse facility in Chatsworth.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1994
Celeste Jabczenski has been appointed executive sales and marketing director for the Balboa Bay Club, a 15-acre waterfront property in Newport Beach. She was formerly national sales manager for Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Jabczenski has also held sales positions at the Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego and the Four Seasons Hotel and Hyatt Newporter in Newport Beach. * Daniel R.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bicycle industry is getting a boost from consumers at opposite ends of the recreational spectrum: daredevil youth and easy-does-it baby boomers. Bike makers and retailers say "comfort bikes" featuring cushy seats and swan-like handlebars and nearly indestructible freestyle bicycles for "extreme" sports have pumped some life into a generally listless industry.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bicycle industry is getting a boost from consumers at opposite ends of the recreational spectrum--daredevil youth and easy-does-it baby boomers. Bike makers and retailers say both "comfort bikes" featuring cushy seats and swan-like handlebars and nearly indestructible freestyle bicycles for "extreme" sports have pumped some life into a generally listless industry.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is being called the bicycle industry's largest-ever safety action, Shimano American Corp. and its Japanese parent company said Wednesday that they are recalling more than 2.5 million bicycle cranks installed on two-wheelers worldwide. The voluntary recall, prompted by reports of rider injuries from broken cranks, includes 1 million bicycles in North America, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which will monitor those returns.
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December 3, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Championship BMX bicycle rider Brian Lopes has given clinics before, but never to an audience that was packing heat. * As bicycle cops from throughout Southern California watched his every move Friday, Lopes made his stunt bicycle jump and spin through a series of tricks that may someday help police catch bad guys. "I'll show you how to bunny hop (over a curb) and take off," he told the crowd. "We'd never chase you," replied one officer. "Nah, we'd just shoot," another said laughing.
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August 13, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County woman contends that a clash of Japanese and American cultures caused her to lose her job at Shimano American Corp. in Irvine because of her pregnancy. In a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court, Dawna L. Buffington, a former Shimano supervisor, says her boss "chastised her" and informed her that "Japanese customs regarding pregnancy of female workers were different than those of Americans."
BUSINESS
April 10, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California quietly has turned into a hub of bicycle manufacturing, and yet the area has never hosted a major consumer bike show. Promoter Peter Heumann plans to highlight that first fact and change the second this weekend with the Southern California Bicycle Expo, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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