Many people choose Pedego when making the decision to buy an expensive eBike because of the brands name recognition and the sense that their electric bikes are safe. Unfortunately, some of their bicycles have been found to be defective, which could end up causing a serious injury or death to a consumer in a bike accident.
On September 23, 2020 Pedego Inc., of Fountain Valley, California in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a Pedego recall for multiple models of their popular eBikes.
Why have the Pedego bikes been recalled?
The electric bicycles were recalled because an improperly manufactured electrical cable can cause the bicycle to accelerate unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the user. Although Pedego has reported that they have only received five reports of the bike’s electrical cable malfunctioning, with no injuries, it may be possible that one of the defective bicycles could cause serious injuries to a cyclist.
Which Pedego eBikes have been recalled?
According to the CPSC, the Pedego bicycle recall involves six models of Pedego electric bikes. The recalled models include the following:
- Interceptor (Including Platinum Edition)
- City Commuter (Including Mid Drive Edition and Black Edition)
- Boomerang Plus
- Ridge Rider
- Trail Tracker (Including Gorilla Edition)
- 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. The Pedego bikes that have been recalled bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.pedego.com from January 2018 through August 2020 for between $3,000 and $4,700.
Do I have a Pedego Recall Injury Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective Pedego e-bike, you should contact the lawyers at Johnson // Becker. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit. We offer a Free Case Evaluation and would be honored to speak to you.