Krankcycle by Matrix with Detachable Seat Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

KRANKcycleLARGEThis recall involves about 2,200 Johnny G. Krankcycles by Matrix with detachable seats that can be removed from the frame by lifting up on the seat. The Krankcycles have handles that the user turns in a circular motion for cardio exercise. Consumers can use the machine in a seated or standing position. The Krankcycles measure about 57 inches tall by 27 inches wide by 42 inches long. They are black and silver-colored. KRANKcycle and Matrix are printed on the machines.

The seat can unexpectedly detach from the Krankcycle’s frame during use, posing a fall hazard to users. At least two injuries from falls when the seat detached have been reported, including one report of broken ribs and one report of a back injury requiring surgery.

The bikes were sold by Johnson Health Tech to consumers, health clubs, military facilities, physical therapists, public parks facilities nationwide and they were also sold on various websites, including www.bike-on.com, from January 2008 through January 2012.

If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.

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