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Academy Sports + Outdoors is recalling about 4,000 Ozone 500 Girls’ and Boys’ Elevate 24-Inch Bicycles over concerns that the rear shock spring can become stuck, creating a pinch point between the spring and the seat, posing a fall / injury hazard.
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What’s the Problem?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (1), this recall affects:

Style Number Description
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 2021 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 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, 2021.

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Lawsuit Filed by Woman Injured by Ozone 500 Bicycle

In June 2023, a woman who was allegedly injured while fixing her daughter’s bicycle filed a lawsuit against Academy LTC and Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Plaintiff Alfreda W., a mother from Texas, claims she sustained the injury from a defective Ozone 500 bicycle in July 2021.

As her daughter was riding the bike, the seat suddenly collapsed onto the rear tire. Her father picked up the bike and held it steady so that Alfreda could try to fix the problem, the complaint states.

When she pulled on the rear shock spring, it released and crushed her right hand’s middle finger, resulting in a severe bone fracture.

Just 11 days later, the Ozone 500 bicycle was recalled because the rear shock spring could get stuck, creating a “pinch point” between the spring and the seat.

Alfreda claims the bike was defectively designed due to the pinch point, which could have been avoided with a safer design.

The lawsuit was filed on June 29, 2023, in the U.S. District Court for Harris County, Texas— Case Number 2023-40074.

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