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Pedego Inc. recalls Electric Bicycle Batteries

Starting date:
May 11, 2015
Posting date:
May 11, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53305

Affected products

Pedego Electric Bicycle Battery

Product description

This recall involves 36-volt and 48-volt lithium ion rechargeable batteries.  The recalled batteries were sold separately and as original equipment with Pedego electric bikes. The batteries came in two styles. One style has a silver or black metal case that measures 13 ½ inches (34 centimeters) long and 6 ½ inches (16.5 centimeters) wide and 2 ½ inches (6.25 centimeters) high with black plastic end caps and a handle. The other style has a black or white plastic case that measures about 14 inches (35.5 centimeters) long, 6 ½ inches (16.5 centimeters) wide and 2 ½ inches (6.25 centimeters) high with a red indicator lamp on one end.

Serial numbers that start with 'DLG' are included in this recall. The serial number can be found on a label on the side of the batteries with metal casing and on the underside of the batteries with plastic casing.

Hazard identified

The batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Health Canada has not received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these batteries.

Pedego Inc. has received one report of a battery overheating, resulting in minor property damage in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 400 units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected batteries were sold between January 2010 and September 2013 at various retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
DLG
Shanghai
CHINA
Distributor
Pedego Inc.
Irvine
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact Pedego Inc. toll-free at 1-888-870-9754 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.