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Maryland man drops lawsuit against Rad Power Bikes

Published December 13, 2023

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A man who filed a class-action lawsuit in September against Rad Power Bikes for allegedly manufacturing a faulty fork and quick-release skewer design has dropped his complaint.

The notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

Gary E. Mason, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, purchased a RadRunner e-bike in March 2021 from the brand's website. On May 31, 2022, Mason was riding the bike to the grocery store when he braked to avoid a turning car. Mason said he was thrown over the handlebars as the front wheel came off the bike.

Mason said he landed on his back and suffered five broken ribs and a broken clavicle. He was seeking a jury trial and "repair, replacement, and/or refund; extended warranty; injunctive relief resolving — and appropriate curative notice regarding — the existence and cause of the defective e-bikes; reimbursement of all expenses associated with the repair or replacement of the e-bikes and damage caused by the Rad e-bikes; and reimbursement of attorney fees and expenses."

Rad Power Bikes defended its quality control standards in a statement to BRAIN a few days after initially declining comment about the lawsuit.

Topics associated with this article: Lawsuits/legal, Electric bike

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