Pedego Electric Bike Recall Attributed to Fall Hazard from Unexpected Acceleration
Around 11,600 electric bicycles by Pedego of Fountain Valley, California is being recalled by the company for an improperly manufactured electrical cable that has been reported to cause the bicycle to unexpectedly accelerate, thus posing as a fall hazard to the user.
The company received five reports of the malfunction which caused the bikes to accelerate, though no injuries have been reported.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involved six models which included:
- Interceptor (including Platinum Edition)
- City Commuter (including Mid Drive Edition and Black Edition)
- Boomerang Plus
- Ridge Rider
- Trail Tracker (including Gorilla Edition)
- Stretch (including Dual Drive Edition)
The bike’s model name can be found printed on the chain guard or chainstay of the bike. On the bike frame is printed the word “Pedego”. The bikes were sold in various colors.
The electric bikes were manufactured in China and Vietnam and were sold at bicycle stores nationwide as well as online at www.pedego.com from January 2018, through August 2020, for prices ranging between $3,000 and $4,700.
Consumers are advised to immediately cease the use of the recalled bicycles and contact a local Pedego dealer for a free repair arrangement.
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