Recall date: April 29, 2015
Recall number: 15-124

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Lithium ion rechargeable batteries
Hazard:
The batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 5,000
Description:

Both the metal and plastic styles of 36-volt and 48-volt rechargeable lithium ion batteries can overheat and catch fire.

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

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

 
Remedy:

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

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.
Importer(s):

Pedego Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Pedego Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China.