Pedego of Fountain Valley, Calif., is recalling about 11,600 electric bicycles.
An improperly manufactured electrical cable can cause the bicycle to accelerate unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the user.
The firm has received five reports of the bike’s electrical cable malfunctioning, causing the bike to unexpectedly accelerate. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves six models of Pedego electric bikes. Models include the Interceptor (Including Platinum Edition), City Commuter (Including Mid Drive Edition and Black Edition), Boomerang Plus, Ridge Rider, Trail Tracker (Including Gorilla Edition) and Stretch (Including Dual Drive Edition).
The model name is printed on the chain guard or chain stay of the bike. The bikes were sold in various colors. Pedego is printed on the bike frame.
The bikes, manufactured I China and Vietnam, were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.pedego.com from January 2018, through August 2020, for between $3,000 and $4,700.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a local Pedego dealer to arrange for a free repair.
Consumers may contact Pedego toll-free at (888) 871-7115 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Sunday through Saturday, or online at www.pedegobikerecall.expertinquiry.com and click on “FAQ” at the top of the page for more information.
Local Pedego dealer contact info can be found at: www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers.