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Specialized Bicycle Components recalls electric mountain bike battery packs

The battery may short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards

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Specialized Bicycle Components of Morgan Hill, Calif., is recalling about 2,500 Specialized 1st Generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo electric mountain bike battery packs.

Water can penetrate the seal around the LED control pad on the bicycle’s lithium-ion battery pack and cause the battery to short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Specialized 1st generation model year 2016-2018 model year Turbo Levo FSR, model year 2018-2021 model year Turbo Levo HT, and model year 2018-2019 model year Turbo Kenevo FSR electric mountain bikes with Specialized M1 battery packs that came as original equipment on the bikes, or Specialized M1 battery packs that were sold as aftermarket equipment for use with the bikes.

Turbo Levo, Turbo Levo HT, or Turbo Kenevo FSR are printed on the bicycle’s top tube.

A list of the Manufacture Part Numbers (P/N) and Made Dates printed on a label on the recalled batteries may be found here.

The battery pack must be removed from the bicycle using a 6mm Allen key in order to read the label.

More information on how to remove the battery pack and determine if it is included in this recall may be found at www.specialized.com/safety-notices.

The battery packs, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at authorized Specialized retailers nationwide and online from November 2017, through May 2021, for between $3,400 and $10,000 for the bicycles with the battery packs.

Specialized M1 Battery Packs were also distributed individually under warranty claims or sold by authorized Specialized retailers and online at www.specialized.com from November 2017, through March 2019, for about $900.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric mountain bikes and contact Specialized Bicycle for a free repair. Specialized is contacting purchasers directly about the recall. Consumers should not charge the recalled battery pack or expose it to wet conditions until it has been repaired by an authorized Specialized retailer.

Consumers may contact Specialized Bicycle Components at (800) 772-4423 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email ridercare@specialized.com, or online at www.specialized.com and click on “Safety Noticifications” at the bottom of the page, or contact an authorized Specialized retailer for more information.

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