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Clean Republic Recalls Hill Topper Electric Bike Motor Controllers Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

  • Recalled Hill Topper electric bike kit
  • Recalled 24V/250W Motor Controller and 36V/350W
Name of Product:
Hill Topper Electric Bike motor controller circuit board
Hazard:

Water can enter the motor controller and cause it to accelerate on its own, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
August 02, 2018
Units:
About 3,350
Consumer Contact

Hill Topper toll-free at 855-743-3279 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, email support@ukko.io or online at www.electric-bike-kit.com and click on Recall Information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Hill Topper Electric Bike Kits with motor controller circuit boards used to convert regular bicycles to electric bicycles. The motor controller circuit boards, 24V/250W and 36V/350W, were sold separately as well as part of the kits. The model numbers KT24WSH-BF08 and KT36WSH-BFZ13504 can be found on the front of the motor control units.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motor controller circuit boards and kits and contact the firm for a free replacement motor controller circuit board.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received six reports of a rider losing control of his bike when the motor accelerated without rider input, including one reported injury resulting in scrapes and bruises to the rider.

Sold At

Hill Topper’s Seattle store and online at www.electric-bike-kit.com from January 2017 through June 2018 for $50 (24V/250W units) to $60 (36V/350W units) and for between $500 and $800 when sold with the kits.

Manufacturer(s):

Suzhou Kunteng Electronics Co., LTD.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Clean Republic SODO LLC, dba “UKKO,” Seattle, Wash.

Distributor(s):

Clean Republic SODO LLC, dba “UKKO,” Seattle, Wash.

Recall number:
18-200
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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