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Pedego Recalls Electric Bicycle Batteries

  • Pedego electric bike metal batteries
  • Location of the serial number on Pedego electric bike metal batteries
  • Pedego electric bike plastic batteries
  • Location of the serial number on Pedego electric bike plastic batteries
Name of Product:
Lithium ion rechargeable batteries
Hazard:
The batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
April 29, 2015
Units:
About 5,000
Consumer Contact

Pedego Electric Bikes toll-free at (888) 870-9754 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, email info@batteryrecall2015.com, or online at www.pedegoelectricbikes.com and click on "Voluntary Battery Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 36-volt and 48-volt lithium ion rechargeable batteries sold separately and as original equipment with Pedego electric bikes. Recalled batteries of each voltage came in two styles. One style has a silver or black metal case that measures about 13 ? inches long, 6 ? inches wide and 2 ? inches high, with black plastic end caps and a handle. The other style has a black or white plastic case that measures about 14 inches long, 6 ? inches wide and 2 ? inches high with a red indicator lamp on one end. The batteries have serial numbers that start with "DLG." A label with the serial number is on one side of the metal batteries and on the underside of the plastic batteries.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately remove the battery from the bike and contact Pedego for a free replacement battery.

Incidents/Injuries:

Pedego has received six reports of batteries overheating and catching fire, including one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Bicycle stores and electric bike retailers and online at www.pedegoelectricbikes.com from January 2010 through September 2013. The batteries were sold separately for about $600 to $900 and on electric bicycles that sold for between $2,000 and $3,000.

Manufacturer(s):
Pedego Inc., of Irvine, Calif.
Manufactured In:
China.
Importer(s):

Pedego Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Pedego Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Recall number:
15-124
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