An exercise cycle is a stationary bicycle used for personal exercise. Although new exercise cycles have a high level of compliance, second-hand exercise cycles or older exercise bicycles, which often have spoke wheels, are a particular danger to small children.
Bruising, broken bones and full or partial amputation can occur if children get their fingers, hands, feet or toes caught in the chain and sprockets or the resistance mechanism and wheel spokes of an exercise cycle. Poorly constructed seats and seat supports can also cause falls and impalement, resulting in head and limb injuries.
Most new exercise cycles are safe if used appropriately. But second-hand or older exercise cycles with spoke wheels can be dangerous, especially around children. Children can get their fingers, feet or toes caught in the chain and sprockets or the spokes of the exercise cycle, causing serious injuries.