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Electric Bicycle Batteries Recalled due to Fire Hazard

bike batteryPedego Electric Bikes announced a recall of their lithium ion rechargeable batteries because the batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard. There have been six reports of batteries overheating and catching fire, including one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes 5,000 batteries that were sold at bicycle stores and electric bike retailers and online at from January 2010 through September 2013. The batteries were sold separately for about $600 to $900 and on electric bicycles that sold for between $2,000 and $3,000.

The 36-volt and 48-volt lithium ion rechargeable batteries came in two styles. One style has a silver or black metal case that measures about 13 ½ inches long, with black plastic end caps and a handle. The other style has a black or white plastic case that measures about 14 inches long, 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.

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Customers should immediately remove the battery from the bike and contact Pedego for a free replacement battery.

Source: CPSC

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