The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) made a news release – number 22-183 warning consumers about the King Song electric unicycles, or e-cycles. Reportedly, there is a risk of battery fires, which represents a burn risk, a smoke inhalation risk, as well as the risk of property damage. The CPSC is urging all consumers with a King Song electric unicycle with model number KS-16S to immediately stop using the product and dispose of them – either at a recycling facility or at a household hazardous waste collection area.
Reportedly, there has been at least one fire caused by the defective e-cycle. This fire resulting in smoke inhalation injuries to at least two people; the fire also resulted in property damage. The CPSC tested the e-cycle and determined that the battery pack is defective. It can overheat and present a fire risk.
The e-cycles are manufactured by King Song and are imported by EWheels LLC. They have “King Song” printed on the pedals and were sold in multiple colors (including black, matte black, white, and silver). The e-cycles each have a black tire and have multi-colored lights that turn on during use. The products have serial number KS16S (this can be found on a label that is printed on the pedals).
The defective e-cycles were sold online via www.ewheels.com and at other sites. They were sold for prices ranging from $1,200 to $1,350.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of the defective King Song e-cycles, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Based on the details surrounding the incident, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit and potentially recover compensation. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact us today. The Downtown L.A. Law Group is ready to help you better understand your rights.
The Defective E-Cycles Can Cause Injuries
As mentioned above, the King Song KS16S e-cycle poses a fire risk because of a defective battery. Potential injuries include the following:
- Smoke inhalation injuries
- Burn injuries
Although these injuries might seem to be only minor listed here, they can potentially be devastating. Of course, property damage is also likely to occur.
No matter the harm or damages that you or a loved one suffered de to the defective King Song electric unicycles, you could be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit. You could even participate in a class action lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact us at your earliest convenience.
What to do if You were Injured
You might have questions about what steps to take if you were injured by a defective product, like the defective King Song electric unicycles. Consider some of the recommended steps listed below:
- Photograph your injuries
- Photograph the defective product
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Do not tamper with the defective product in any way – leave it as-is in a safe place
- Contact the company to report the incident involving the defective product and the harm that you suffered
Do not agree to a free repair
Do not agree to a free replacement
Do not agree to a refund
Do not agree to return the product
- Speak to any witnesses and collect their contact information
- Collect any surveillance footage that captured the incident
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Gather all relevant records of lost wages/earnings
- Gather records that prove the purchase of the defective product
- Seek legal assistance with a defective product lawyer as soon as possible
Is there a Class Action Lawsuit?
Can I file a class action lawsuit? Yes – you could be eligible to file a class action claim. Now, you might be asking yourself the following: how can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? In general, joining/participating in a class action lawsuit is simple; claimants can simply opt in or opt out of participating. Generally, class action and mass torts claims are common in defective product cases – because many consumers suffer similar harm. If you are ready to speak with a knowledgeable class action lawyer for more information about suing for the harm that you suffered because of the defective electric unicycles, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm today.
Contact Us Today – The DTLA Law Group is Ready to Help You
Are you ready to discuss your legal options with a recall lawyer? If so, do not hesitate to contact us. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including product liability claims. You can trust that our team is more than ready to handle your claim and help you recover the compensation that you are owed, which could potentially include compensation for medical expenses, lost pay, pain and suffering, property damage, punitive damages, legal fees, and more. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us immediately.
Here at our firm, we are dedicated to remaining as accessible as possible; therefore, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free case evaluations, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with the guidance that you need to begin or continue your defective product claim. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront costs to speak with our experts. We also work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will only pay legal fees after winning their claims. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything at all.
For more information about your legal options against King Song, contact us at your earliest convenience.