On November 3, 2022, Rad Power Bikes issued a recall for their RadWagon 4 Electric Cargo Bikes. According to the recall, number 23-709, the rim strip on the tires can be misaligned. This can cause the tube to pop and damage the tires. In addition, tires with the ribbed sidewall can go flat unexpectedly. These hazards pose a risk of injury to riders and they can lose control and crash. The recall affects approximately 29,300 units of the product.
The recall specifically includes the ebikes that were sold in black, white, and orange. They have “RADWAGON” printed on the side of the upper downtube and “RAD POWER BIKES” on the lower downtube of the frame. The recall also includes spare tires that were sold separately – the Rad Power Bikes by VEE Tire Co. measuring 22 inches by 3 inches.
The recalled e-bikes were sold at Rad Power Bikes stores nationwide as well as online via radpowerbike.com from September 2020 to August 2022 for approximately $2,000 each. The tires were $40.
So far, the company has receive 137 reports of the tires on the ebikes blowing out, deflating, and separating from the sidewalls. These reports include 8 injuries, most of which included road rash, cuts, and bruises; there was also one report of a broken arm, and one report of a broken wrist.
The company is urging all consumers affected by the recall to immediately stop using the product and contact them to schedule a free repair to replace the tires and rim strips. Although this might seem like an attractive offer, it is important that consumers who were harmed by the defective product do not accept a free repair and replacement but rather seek legal assistance. You and your family could have the right to sue for the harm caused by the defective product.
For more information about the legal options available to you for the harm that you or a loved one suffered due to the defective e-bikes recalled by RadWagon, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling defective product claims and are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to win the compensation that you are owed.
Possible Injuries Resulting from the Defective E-Bikes
As mentioned above, multiple injuries have been reported, including fractures, road rash, cuts, and bruises. Luckily, these are minor injuries. However, the defect can directly lead to bicyclists losing control and crashing, which can cause a variety of injuries. Some examples of possible injuries include the following:
Steps to take after being Injured
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Road burn and road rash
- Scrapes and bruises
If you or a loved one was injured due to the recalled bicycle, you might have questions about what to do if you were harmed and what steps to take. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Photograph all injuries
- Photograph the scene of the incident, including the defective product
- Ensure that the defective product is left in a safe place (do not tamper with the product or make any repair attempts)
- Contact the company to report the incident and the harm suffered (never agree to a repair, a replacement, to return the product, or to a refund)
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Gather any video footage that might have captured the incident
- Gather all medical records
- Gather all other relevant records, including records of lost income and property damage
- Seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm immediately
If you are ever unsure of what you should do next, simply reach out to our lawyers at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
Mass torts and class action lawsuits are common when it comes to defective products, as countless consumers can be harmed. Is there a class action lawsuit on this case already? The recall is still relatively recent; therefore, there is no class action yet. However, as time passes, a class action is likely to be filed – as more and more affected consumers come forward. How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? In general, all it takes is finding a class action lawyer to handle your claim. To ensure that you have the necessary representation, we recommend that you reach out to one of our recall lawyers immediately.
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Were you or a loved one injured in an incident involving the defective Rad Power bikes? If so, it is important that you explore your legal options as soon as possible – you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. In addition, you could also be eligible to recover compensation for medical costs, lost pay, pain and suffering, and more. If you are ready to fight for your rights and sue for the harm that you or a loved one suffered, contact the experts here t the Downtown L.A., Law Group today.
We offer free case evaluations, which include free consultations as well as free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your lawsuit. Whether you are looking to file an injury claim or participate in a class action lawsuit, our expert recall lawyers can help you. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will never be required to pay any upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict continency structure; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after winning their claims.
For more information about the legal options available to you and your family, contact the experts here at our law firm today.