Pedego Electric Bikes Recalls Batteries Following Reports of Fire
Pedego Electric Bikes is recalling about 5,000 batteries following six reports of batteries overheating and catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should remove the battery from the bike and contact Pedego for a replacement.
Earlier this week the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a similar recall in which a portable battery pack caused nearly 20 fires and $16,000 in property damage.
This recall involves 36-volt and 48-volt lithium ion rechargeable batteries sold separately and as original equipment with Pedego electric bikes. The recalled 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.
They were sold at bicycle stores, electric bike retailers and online 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.
Pedego Electric Bikes can be contacted by phone at (888) 870-9754.