Recall Issued on Electric Bicycle Lithium Batteries

September 30, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Washington, DC) announced that EV Global Motors Co. (North Hills, CA) was voluntarily recalling about 2,000 lithium-ion batteries powering its Mini E-Bike electric bicycles after five reports of overheating and fire potential. No injuries have yet been reported.

The battery is located in a compartment just in front of the seat of the folding Mini E-Bike, sold from February 2001 through July 2002 for between $1,400 and $1,700. The CPSC advised consumers to stop using the bicycles immediately and contact EV Global at (888) 875-4545 for information on receiving a free replacement battery and charger.