PEDEGO RECALLS SOME BIKES

Pedego has issued its second recall, just now. It is for certain Pedego bike models purchased between January 2018 and August 2020. According to their information:

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pedego is voluntarily recalling several Pedego electric bike models due to an improperly manufactured electrical cable. The recalled units were sold between January 2018 and August 2020.

If you purchased a Pedego during this time period, stop using the product immediately. It’s possible for wear and/or corrosion (commonly known as fretting) of a cable connection to occur and cause the bike to momentarily accelerate on its own, posing a potential fall hazard.

The following models purchased between January 2018 and August 2020 may be affected:

  • 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)

What to do:

Step 1: Stop using the product immediately.

Step 2: Determine if your bike is affected. There are three determining factors: date of purchase, bike model, and

             cable type.

 

Date of Purchase

Check your proof of purchase or other records to determine the original date of purchase. Products purchased between January 2018 and August 2020 may be affected. Bikes not purchased during this time period are safe to use.

Bike Model

Check the model identified on the chain guard or chainstay of the bike. See photos below for reference.  Models not included on this list are safe to use.

The following models are labeled on the chain guard:

  • City Commuter (including Mid Drive Edition and Black Edition)

  • Interceptor (Including Platinum Edition)

  • Boomerang Plus

  • Stretch (Including Dual-Drive Edition

he following models are labeled on the chain stay:

  • Ridge Rider

  • Trail Tracker (Including Gorilla Edition)

Cable Type
If you purchased one of the models listed during the specified time period, check the cable junction found near the handlebars to determine if your bike is affected. See photos below for reference:

Where to locate the cable junction on the following models:

  • City Commuter (including Mid Drive Edition and Black Edition)

  • Interceptor (Including Platinum Edition)

  • Boomerang

  • Stretch (Including Dual-Drive Edition

Where to locate the cable junction on the following models:

  • Ridge Rider

  • Trail Tracker (Including Gorilla Edition)

This is the only cable junction type that is safe to use:

Safe to Use:

●    Labeled “YLS”
●    Octagon shape with 8 flat sides
●    Tapered design

The following two types are not safe:

Not Safe – Being Recalled:

●    Labeled with numbers & arrows

●    Round cylinder shape

Not Safe – Being Recalled:

●    Labeled “JULET”

●    Round cylinder shape

More information is available on their website here. There’s a form you can fill out if your bike has been recalled. Pedego has acknowledged this quickly, and it’s only the second recall they’ve had, the first one in 2015.

 

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