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Pacific Cycle recalls e-bike models because of fire hazard

Published January 25, 2024

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is recalling two e-bike models because the wiring harness that manages the lithium-ion battery charging was improperly assembled and can overheat and catch fire.

There have been three reports of the battery catching on fire, resulting in one injury of second-degree burns.

About 1,700 Ascend Cabrillo and Minaret e-bikes are affected by the recall and consumers should stop using and keep them unplugged before receiving a refund. The Ascend Cabrillo model numbers are R7583BPS and R7585BPS and the Ascend Minaret model number is R7586BPS.

The model number and "Pacific Cycle" are printed on the service label located on the seat tube above the bottom bracket. 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 with a step-through frame style. The word "Ascend" is located on the downtube and the word "Cabrillo" or "Minaret" on the chainstay.

Consumers are told to enter their e-bikes' serial numbers at to see if their model is affected by the recall.

The e-bikes were sold at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's stores nationwide and online from January 2023 through November 2023 for between $1,400 and $1,500. The e-bikes should be returned to Bass Pro Shop or Cabela's for the refund.

More information: Pacific Cycle | CPSC recall page

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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