Brompton recalls electric folding bicycles

Photo source: CPSC

The bike may continue moving forward when the rider is not pedalling

Brompton Bicycle of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling about 600 Brompton Electric Folding Bicycles.

Due to a software malfunction, the electric system can continue to provide assistance to the motor, causing continued forward momentum when the rider is not actively pedaling, posing fall and injury hazards.

The firm has received one report of a bicycle providing continued assistance when the rider had stopped pedaling. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Brompton Electric Folding Bicycles with a three-section folding frame, 16-inch wheels sold in black, white, Turkish green & bolt lacquer.

The serial number is printed on a label on the frame of the bicycle. For a full list of the serial numbers included in the recall, visit

The bicycles, manufactured in the United Kingdom, were sold at The Brompton Junction Store in New York and authorized Brompton Electric Dealers nationwide from June 2020, through March 2021, for between $3,500 and $3,800.

What to do

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact the nearest authorized Brompton Electric dealer for a free software upgrade to Version 1-2-10-2.

Consumers may contact Brompton Bicycle at (800) 578-6785 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at, online at and click “Brompton Electric Recall Notice” in the middle of the page for more information.

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