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TerraTrike recalls electric-assist trike

Published December 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 450 Rambler Electrical Vehicle Option ( E.V.O.) recumbent trikes with an electric-assist wheel because the torque sensor in the hub motor can activate unexpectedly and cause the trike to power forward, posing crash and injury hazards.

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The recall concerns the Rambler E.V.O. trike equipped with a Falco hub motor. TerraTrike’s Rambler E.V.O. spec’d with a Bosch mid-drive motor is not affected by the recall.

The trikes have two wheels in the front and one wheel in the back with a large black hub motor. “TerraTrike” is printed on the front of the back-rest area. The model name “Rambler E.V.O.” is located on the front outrigger tube that connects to the front left wheel.

TerraTrike has received five reports of the torque sensor activating while not pedaling. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being told to immediately stop using the recalled trikes and return them to the place of purchase for a free speed sensor installation and a software upgrade. They can contact TerraTrike at 800-945-9110 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.terratrike.com and click on “Important Recall” for more information .

The trikes were sold from August 2017 through Oct. 1, 2018, for about $3,500.

More information: CPSC recall notice.

 

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