On January 25th, 2024, Pacific Cycle recalled 1,700 e-bikes after several reports of the lithium-ion battery starting on fire while charging. Posing as a risk for fire hazard that can result in severe burn injuries, death, and/or property damage.
About the Recall:
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pacific Cycle recalled two different model types of e-bikes after reports of the battery catching on fire. Which resulting in one injury of second-degree burns. The wiring harness that manages the charging of the lithium-ion battery was not properly assembled, creating a risk of overheating and fire while charging.
Affected Units and Date Range
The recalled e-bikes involved are Ascend Cabrillo (model numbers R7583BPS and R7585BPS) and Ascend Minaret (model number R7586BPS). The Ascend Cabrillo was sold in a sand or gray color and has a rear storage rack. The Minaret was sold in black with red and gray accents or a step-through frame style
They were sold nationwide at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s stores and online from January 2023 through November 2023, costing between $1,400 to $1,500.
Pacific Cycle is asking consumers to immediately stop using and unplug the recalled e-bike. After confirming that the e-bike is part of the recall, it should be returned to the store where it was purchased.
What To Do If You've Suffered Serious Injuries
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- Document Everything: Keep records of the incident, including photographs, medical reports, and any communication with the manufacturer or retailer.
- Preserve the Product: Store the defective product securely as potential evidence for future legal action.
- Contact Legal Support: Seek guidance from an experienced product liability attorney who can evaluate your case, establish liability, and navigate the legal process on your behalf.
- Know Your Rights: Understand your rights as a consumer and be aware of the legal options available to you.
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