Today’s question comes from Robert W. in Pinole who asks “I bought a [name of brand deleted] bike recently and when I was using it the front fork cracked, broke, and sent me over the handlebars where I landed on my head and shoulder. Thank God I was wearing a helmet. My head is OK, but I broke my shoulder. My research shows that the bike frame was probably made in China. I bought the bike at a local store, not a chain, they said they would refund me my money or give me a replacement frame. When I asked if they would pay my medical bills they told me that they are not responsible, and I need to go after the manufacturer in China. How do I do that?”
This week’s question comes from Craig F. who lives in the Mission District. It is a follow up on last week’s article on “Hover Boards/Power Boards.” Craig asks: “I am 15 and I got a Hover Board for Christmas. I was riding it on the sidewalk and a cop told me I couldn’t ride it on the sidewalk, that I was too young to use it, and that, anyways I needed a helmet. He said I could either get off and walk or he could write me a ticket and confiscate the board. I felt like he was just busting my chops. Is this for real? What’s the dealeo Dolan?”
I am glad to see that the S.F. Examiner includes readers of all ages and I thank you Craig for the question, it’s a timely one.