About 3,860 Ozone 500 girls’ and boys’ Elevate 24-inch bicycles sold by Academy Sports + Outdoors are being recalled.
According to a press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 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 bikes to stop unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Academy has received one report of a person injuring their hand under the seat when the rear shock spring compressed.
Consumers are being encouraged to stop using the recalled bikes and bring them to any Academy Sports 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 their bike for a full refund.
“Ozone 500” is printed on the frame. The girls’ bicycle frame is fuchsia with black script, and the boys’ bicycle frame is black with red script.