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BMC Recalls Stromer Electric Bicycles Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

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  • Category: Recalls

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--March 14, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 13, 2014
Recall number: 14-130
  • Recalled Stromer ST1 electric bicycle
    Recalled Stromer ST1 electric bicycle

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Stromer ST1 electric bicycles

Hazard:  The bicycle fork can break, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider.

Consumer Contact:  BMC-USA at (800) 819-4262 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.stromer.ch and click on Fork Recall for more information, or email andrew.gelles@bmc-switzerland.com for more information.

Recall Details

In conjunction with Canada
Units:  About 1,300 in the U.S. and 11 in Canada
Description:  This recall involves all 2013 Stromer ST1 women’s and men’s pedal-assist electric bicycles, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum. The bikes were sold in three colors; black, red and white. They have an integrated lithium battery located inside the down tube, motor on the rear hub and a three-button LCD system display on the handlebars. “Stromer” is printed on the top tube of the bicycle frame and on the seat and chain guard. The fork’s serial numbers for the recalled bikes start with: ST1S2F, ST1S2G, ST1S2H, ST1S2I, ST1S2J, ST1S3A, ST1S3B, ST1S3C, ST1S3D and ST1S3E. The serial number is etched at the bottom of the rear fork.
Incidents/Injuries:  BMC has received one report of a fork breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and take it to an authorized Stromer dealer. Consumers with a recalled bicycle will receive a free replacement fork and have it installed at no cost.

Sold through:  Authorized Stromer dealers nationwide and online from January 2012 to May 2013 for between $3,500 and $4,000.

Distributor:  BMC-USA, of Boston, Mass.

Manufacturer:  MyStromer AG, of Switzerland

Manufactured in:  Switzerland

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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Source: cpsc.gov

 

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