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Brompton Bicycle Recalls Electric Folding Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

  • Recalled Brompton Electric Folding Bicycle
  • Recalled Brompton Electric Folding Bicycle (partially folded)
  • Recalled Brompton Electric Folding Bicycle (folded position)
Name of Product:
Brompton Electric Folding Bicycles

Due to a software malfunction, the electric system can continue to provide assistance to the motor, causing continued forward momentum, when the rider is not actively pedalling, posing fall and injury hazards.

Recall Date:
April 21, 2021

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Consumer Contact

Brompton Bicycle at 800-578-6785 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at, online at or and click Brompton Electric Recall Notice for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves Brompton Electric Folding Bicycles.  The bicycles have a three section folding frame, 16-inch wheels and were sold in black, white, Turkish green & bolt lacquer.  The serial number is printed on a label on the frame of the bicycle.  For a full list of the serial numbers included in the recall, visit


Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact the nearest authorized Brompton Electric dealer for a free software upgrade to Version 1-2-10-2.


The firm has received one report of a software issue that caused a bicycle to provide continued assistance when the rider had stopped pedalling.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

The Brompton Junction Store in New York and authorized Brompton Electric Dealers nationwide from June 2020 through March 2021 for between $3,500 and $3,800.

Manufactured In:
United Kingdom

Brompton Bicycle Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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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.

About the U.S. CPSC
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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