Pedegro E-Bikes|Tucson| Safety Recall|Fall Hazard| Discontinued Electric Bikes
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Tucson Bike Rentals Discontinues Pedegro E-Bike
Rentals After Government Recall for Fall Hazards

Do to customer complaints and a recall by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Tucson Bike Rentals is no longer renting Pedegro brand electric bikes. We are committing to the brands of Trek, Specialized and Giant brand e-bikes. We are thrilled with the level of workmanship, safety as well as thorough quality control exhibited by these brands. When purchasing e-bikes, we advise consumers to re-think and stay away from purchasing off-shore, lower end brands that are ultimately difficult to service – and in many cases dangerous! “Big Three” brand electric bikes offer long lasting batteries and peace of mind with repair shops easy to find. And, most importantly, the large US brands have a track record of safety. 

 

For more information:

Name of Product:

Electric bicycles

Hazard:

An improperly manufactured electrical cable can cause the bicycle to accelerate unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Remedy:

Repair

Recall Date:

September 23, 2020

Units:

About 11,600

Recall Details

 

Description:

This recall involves six models of Pedego electric bikes. Models include the Interceptor (Including Platinum Edition), City Commuter (Including Mid Drive Edition and Black Edition), Boomerang Plus, Ridge Rider, Trail Tracker (Including Gorilla Edition) and Stretch (Including Dual Drive Edition). The model name is printed on the chain guard or chain stay of the bike. The bikes were sold in various colors. Pedego is printed on the bike frame.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a local Pedego dealer to arrange for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

Pedego has received five reports of the bike’s electrical cable malfunctioning, causing the bike to unexpectedly accelerate. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.pedego.com from January 2018 through August 2020 for between $3,000 and $4,700.

Importer(s):

Pedego Inc., of Fountain Valley, Calif.

Manufactured In:

China and Vietnam

Recall number:

20-188

Fast Track Recall

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