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Brompton recalls thousands of bikes because of front mudguard design

Published June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Brompton Electric Folding Bicycles is recalling some 16-inch models because the front mudguard is positioned too close to the wheel.

The company said an object can get caught between the mudguard and tire, causing the wheel to lock up. The recall involves Brompton bikes with 16-inch wheels, sold in black, white, bolt lacquer, Turkish green, and white/gold colors. Brompton is printed on the center tube of the frame.

Recalled models — about 2,230 and 110 sold in Canada — include the Brompton Electric M2L, H2L, M6L, and H6L, which are printed on the nameplate affixed to the bottom of the back of the seatpost.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bikes and contact an authorized Brompton dealer to have the mudguard stay and flap replaced to increase clearance.

There have been 10 incidents of the mudguards causing crashes, resulting in nine reports of injuries, including head and facial injuries, broken bones, shoulder dislocation, bruising, and chipped teeth, and two hospitalizations.

The bikes were sold at Brompton retailers, online, and on the brand's retailers' websites from May 2019 through March 2022 for between $3,500 and $3,800.

CPSC recall notice: Brompton Bicycle Recalls Foldable Electric Bicycles Due to Crash and Injury Hazards.

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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