On October 27, 2022, Bike USA issued a recall for approximately 3,400 units of their Punisher Adult Cycling Helmets. According to the recall, number 23-706, the recalled helmets do not comply with federal requirement for bicycle helmets (specifically the positional stability and impact attenuation requirements). This means that the helmets can fail to protect as they should in case of a crash, resulting in a risk of head injury.
The recall specifically includes the Punisher Adult Cycling Helmets which were available in a number of colors, including white, black, red, blue, green, orange, and pink/black. The helmets have black straps and a black buckle. “Punisher” is printed on the sides of the helmet, and a while label inside the helmet can be found with either Ref/Lot# 2020TC015 or 2020TC025.
The recalled helmets were sold from July 2020 through December 2021 for prices ranging between $26 and $30. They were available online via www.amazon.com, www.Fingerhut.com, www.Kmart.com, www.Sears.com, www.Overstock.com, www.Kohls.com, and www.Walmart.com.
So far, no incidents have been reported. Although it is possible that there have been unreported incidents.
The company is urging all consumers affected by the recall to stop using the helmets and contact them for instructions on receiving a full refund. According to the company, consumers should not return the helmets to the online retailers where they purchased them from.
Were you or a loved one harmed because of the recalled helmets? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with absolutely all the information that you need to file a defective product lawsuit and fight for your rights.
For more information about the legal options available to you, contact the experts here at the Downtown L.A Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims, including defective product claims. You can trust that our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim against Bike USA.
Possible Injuries Resulting from the Recalled Helmets
With defective helmets – in this situation, helmets that do not meet safety standards – the main concern is injuries to the head in case of bike accidents. If a helmet does not met safety standards, then users are likely to suffer some of the following:
- Head injuries (including concussions)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
Without a doubt, head and brain injuries are among the most dangerous types of injuries that anyone could suffer. If you or a loved one suffered harm as a direct result of the recalled helmets, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
What to do if You’re Injured
Of course, if you or a loved one suffered harm because of a defective product, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. You likely have questions about what steps to take in case of injury. Consider some of the following recommendations:
- Take photos of all visible injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the incident including photos of the defective product
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Contact the company to report the incident and the harm that you suffered – never agree to a free repair, a free replacement, a return, or a refund
- Gather all relevant medical record
- Gather all records of lost income, if relevant
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
If you are ever unsure of the legal options available to you after being injured by a defective product, like the recalled Bike USA helmets, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm today. Our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
Is there a Class Action Lawsuit?
With defective products, mass torts and class action claims are likely specifically because many consumers can suffer similar harm. Can I file a class action lawsuit? Yes – instead of filing a single-action claim, you have the option to participate in a class action lawsuit. How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? In general, joining a class action can be as simple as finding a class action lawyer or a recall lawyer to handle your claim. In cases where there is no class action yet, the legal team will need to wait for affected consumers to come forward before proceeding with the case. For more information about your right to file a class action lawsuit for the harm resulting from defective helmets, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.
Contact Us Today
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our defective product recall lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. We offer free case evaluations, including free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our experts will be available to answer all your questions and address all of your concerns. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, so you will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, you will not be required to pay anything until after winning your case. For more information about your legal options, contact the lawyers here at our law firm as soon as possible.