Brompton Bicycle recalls foldable electric bikes

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The front wheel can lock up leading to sudden deceleration

Brompton Bicycle of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling about 2,200 Brompton electric folding bicycles sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The mudguard is positioned too close to the front wheel which can cause the wheel to lock up leading to sudden deceleration of the bike if an object gets caught between the mudguard and front tire, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

The firm has received 10 reports of faulty mudguards causing the bikes to crash, resulting in nine reports of injuries, including head and facial impact, broken bones, shoulder dislocation, bruising, and chipped teeth and two reports of hospitalizations.

This recall involves Brompton foldable electric bicycles with 16-inch wheels, sold in black, white, bolt lacquer, Turkish green, and white/gold. “Brompton” is printed on the center tube of the bike’s frame.

Recalled models include the Brompton Electric M2L, H2L, M6L, and H6L which are printed on the bicycles name plate, which is affixed to the bottom of the seat-post facing rearwards.

The bikes, manufactured in the U.K., were sold at Brompton bicycle retailers, online at, and on Brompton retailers’ websites from May 2019 through March 2022 for between $3,500 and $3,800.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Brompton dealer for a free repair, which replaces the front mudguard stay and flap and increases the clearance between the mudguard and tire.

Consumers may contact Brompton at (800) 578-6785 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) Monday -- Friday, by email at, or online at for more information.

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