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Academy Sports + Outdoors recalls Ozone 500 girls’ and boys’ bicycles

The bicycles can stop unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard

Photo source: CPSC
Academy Sports + Outdoors of Katy, Texas, is recalling about 3,860 Ozone 500 Girls’ and Boys’ Elevate 24-Inch bicycles.

The rear shock spring on the bikes 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.

The firm has received one report of a person injuring his hand under the seat when the rear shock spring compressed.

This recall involves the Ozone 500 Girls’ and Boys’ Elevate 24-Inch bicycles with “Ozone 500” printed on the frame.

The girls’ bicycle frame is fuchsia with black script and the boys’ bicycle frame is black with red script.

The style numbers -- 164538 for the girls' model and 164540 for the boys' -- may be found on the seat tube.

The bicycles, manufactured in China, were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and online at www.academy.com from October 2020, through May 2021, for about $300.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and bring them to any Academy Sports + Outdoors store for a free repair or a full refund. Consumers may also contact the firm for a replacement shock and repair instructions, or to receive a pre-paid shipping label to return the bicycle for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Academy Sports + Outdoors toll-free at (888) 922-2336 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CT) daily, by email at customerservice@academy.com, or online at www.academy.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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