BMC recalls electric bicycle, cites crash, injury hazards

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March 14, 2014—BMC recalled its Stromer ST1 electric bicycle, because the bicycle’s fork could break, which poses crash and injury hazards to the rider.

This recall involves all 2013 Stromer ST1 pedal-assist electric bicycles. The bicycle was sold in black, red or white. “Stromer” is printed on the top tube of the bicycle frame, on the chain guard and on the seat. The fork’s serial numbers for the recalled bikes start with ST1S2F, ST1S2G, ST1S2H, ST1S2I, ST1S2J, ST1S3A, ST1S3B, ST1S3C, ST1S3D and ST1S3E. The serial number is etched at the bottom of the frame.

The recalled bicycle was sold at authorized Stromer dealers nationwide and online from January 2012 to May 2013. BMC received a report of a fork that broke, which resulted in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider. Consumers should stop riding the bicycle and take it to an authorized Stromer dealer. Consumers that have a recalled bicycle will receive a free replacement fork and installation.

For more information, consumers should call BMC at 800/819-4262 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET, email andrew.gelles@bmc-switzerland.com or go to stromer.ch.