On November 3, 2022, MYX issued a recall for their exercise bicycles. According to the recall, recall number 23-708, the pedals on the affected exercise bicycles can loosen and/or detach when not tightened sufficiently at installation, resulting in an injury hazard. Thee recall includes approximately 162,000 units of the product.
The recall includes the following exercise bikes:
They are connected exercise bicycles and were available in black or white. The stationary bikes measure 55 inches long, 21 inches wide, and 47 inches high. The exercise bicycles have a 21.5-inch touchscreen that swivels. The product also has adjustable handlebars and seat as well as pedals with clips and straps. MYX is printed on the side of the exercise bicycle.
The product was sold online from November 2019 through July 2022 at MyxFitness.com and amazon.com. The MYX I and MYX II bikes were sold for approximately $1,400. The MYX II Plus was sold for approximately $1,600.
So far, the company has received 864 reports of the pedals loosening or detaching completely. These reports include 75 reports of injuries, consisting of bruises and cuts.
The company is urging consumers affected by the recall to stop using the product until the pedals are properly tightens following the instructions being sent out via email. In addition, if pedals have already detached and have not been repaired, the company is urging consumers to contact them for a free in-home repair.
However, if you or a loved one was harmed by the recalled exercise bike, it is essential that you do not follow any of the recommendations made by the company. Instead, you should seek legal assistance as soon as you are able to. Based on the details surrounding the incident at the harm that you suffered, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit and potentially recover compensation. For more information about your right to sue, contact the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today.
Possible Injuries Resulting from the Defective Exercise Bicycle
As explained above, there have been hundreds of reports of the pedals loosening or detaching, including at least 75 reports of injuries. Although reported injuries have been minor, many different injuries are possible. Some examples of potential injuries include the following:
- Head injuries and brain injuries
- Neck injuries and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
No matter the injuries that you or a loved one suffered, it is important that you seek legal assistance immediately – as you could have the right to file a defective product lawsuit or participate in a class action lawsuit. For more information, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our firm immediately.
What to do if You Were Injured
If you or a loved one was injured because of the recently recalled MYX exercise bicycles, you might be wondering what steps to take to prepare to take legal action. Consider some of the following recommendations:
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- Photograph all injuries
- Photograph the scene of the accident (including the defective product)
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Collect any video footage that captured the incident
- Speak to witnesses and collect their information
- Contact the company to report the incident and the harm suffered – do not agree to a refund, a repair, a replacement, or to return the product
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Gather all relevant records of lost income
- Seek legal assistance with the experts here at out law firm immediately
Is there a class action lawsuit? Although there have been hundreds of consumer reports of the product and over 70 reports of injuries associated with the defective product, it might still be too early for their to already to a class action claim. However, as affected consumers continue to come forward, a class action is very likely. In general, class action claims and mass torts are common when it comes to defective products since countless consumers can be harmed in similar ways.
How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? The first step is to find a recall lawyer, or an experienced class action lawyer, to handle your claim. Your lawyer will be able to guide you the rest of the way. It is important to note that class actions typically take longer than single-action cases since the process is much different. For more information about how you could participate in a class action lawsuit, contact our lawyers at your earliest convenience.
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At the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and recover a fair payout – which could include compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. If you are ready to explore your legal options, contact use today. Our defective product lawyers are ready to help you win your claim. We offer free case evaluations as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee to ensure that you can access the legal services that you need without worrying about paying upfront costs. In addition, we work on contingency, so you will never be required to pay legal fees until after winning your claim. If you do not win, you will simply not have to pay anything. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers and learn more about your right to sue MYX for the harm that you or a loved one suffered, contact our experts today.