Effective March 21, 2022, Brompton Electric issued a voluntary recall of bikes fitted with a mudguard keep earlier than a late-2021 improve. The defect impacts older mannequin Brompton bikes. The new C Line Electric model is unaffected.
According to Brompton Electric’s recall press launch, prospects have reported incidents of harm ensuing from the defect:
“In specific circumstances, if an object of a certain size becomes trapped between the bike’s mudguard stay and tyre, this can result in the mudguard getting caught on the tyre, and the bike’s wheel rotation becoming inhibited or stopping suddenly.”
Brompton didn’t present the variety of incidents which have occurred.
As a treatment, Brompton is offering house owners of the affected bikes with the non-upgraded mudguard with a restore as a part of the official recall.
The enchancment is twofold — first, the model will match all returned bikes with an up to date mudguard with an elevated clearance between the guard and the tire. Second, it is going to replace the battery catch of every returned unit with a modification to scale back motion between the bike and battery.
Customers holding older Brompton fashions ought to go to the brand’s site and comply with the steps to safe the corrective upgrades.