5,000 E-bikes Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
IRVINE, USA – Pedego Electric Bikes issued a voluntary recall of lithium ion rechargeable batteries. The company has received six reports of batteries overheating and catching fire.
The recall involves China made 36-volt and 48-volt lithium ion rechargeable batteries sold separately and as original equipment with Pedego electric bikes. The batteries of each voltage came in two styles. One style has a silver or black metal case that measures about 13 ½ inches long, 6 ½ inches wide and 2 ½ 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 ½ inches wide and 2 ½ 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.
The e-bikes and batteries were sold at bicycle stores and online at www.pedegoelectricbikes.com from January 2010 through September 2013. Consumers should immediately remove the battery from the bike and contact Pedego for a free replacement battery.