What’s the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (1), this recall affects:
|164538||Ozone 500 Girls’ Elevate 24 in Bicycles|
|164540||Ozone 500 Boys’ Elevate 24 in Bicycles|
“The rear shock spring on the bicycles can become stuck, creating a pinch point between the spring and the seat, posing a risk of injury, or causing the bicycles to stop unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the rider,” CPSC said. “Academy has received one report of a person injuring their hand under the seat when the rear shock spring compressed.”
“Ozone 500” is printed on the frame of the recalled bicycles. The girls’ bicycle frame is fuchsia with black script and the boys’ bicycle frame is black with red script.
The recalled bikes were sold online and at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores nationwide from October 2020 through May 2022 for about $300.
If you purchased a bicycle that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and bring it to any Academy Sports + Outdoors store for a free repair or a full refund. Consumers can also contact Academy Sports + Outdoors for a replacement shock and repair instructions or to receive a pre-paid shipping label to return the bicycle for a full refund.
This recall began on July 14, 2022.
Do I Have an Ozone Bikes Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ozone Bikes Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled bicycle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.