BOSTON (BRAIN) — Stromer is recalling about 1,300 Stromer ST1 women's and men's e-bikes, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum, because the fork can break during use. The company has received one report of a fork breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider.
The 2013 model year bikes were sold in black, red and white. They have an integrated lithium battery located inside the downtube, motor on the rear hub and a three-button LCD system display on the handlebars. "Stromer" is printed on the toptube of the bicycle frame and on the seat and chain guard. 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 chainstay.
Stromer sold about 1,300 of the affected models in the U.S. and 11 in Canada.
Consumers are being advised to immediately stop riding the bicycle and take it to an authorized Stromer dealer. Consumers with a recalled bicycle will receive a free replacement fork and have it installed at no cost.
The bikes were made in Switzerland and sold nationwide and online from January 2012 to May 2013 for between $3,500 and $4,000.