On July 6, 2023, woom Bikes USA recalled its woom ORIGINAL bicycles due to a fall hazard.
What is Being Recalled?
The recalled bikes include all sizes of:
- woom ORIGINAL 2018 model bikes
- woom ORIGINAL 2019 model bikes
- woom ORIGINAL 2020 model bikes
- woom ORIGINAL 2021 model bikes
These bikes were sold in various versions: woom 1, woom 1 Plus, woom 2, woom 3, woom 4, woom 5, and woom 6. They were also sold in the following colors: red, green, blue, purple, and yellow. The recalled bikes were designed for children between 18 months and 14 years old. Approximately 84,000 bikes sold in the USA and 533 bikes sold in Canada are being recalled. The bikes were sold at woom.com, amazon.com, and select bike stores across the USA from September 2018 through March 2022.
What is the Hazard?
The stem and handlebar on these bikes can detach. As a result, the rider may lose control and fall, resulting in serious personal injuries. There have been 77 reports of the handlebar stem detaching or loosening and 19 reported injuries involving bruising, cuts, or abrasions.
What Steps Should You Take if You Have a Recalled Bike?
If you have a recalled bicycle, you should stop your child(ren) from using the bike and contact woom Bikes USA for a free repair kit.
Bike safety is extremely important for children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adolescents, teenagers, and young adults have the highest rates of bike related injuries treated in emergency departments. People ages 10 to 24 account for almost one third of all bike related injuries seen in US emergency departments.
If you or someone you know has ever been injured by defective consumer products, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney about the potential liability of the manufacturer and retailer. SUGARMAN has decades of experience in the field of defective products.