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Brompton recalls some electric bikes over firmware issue

Published March 4, 2021

LONDON (BRAIN) — Brompton is recalling some of its e-bikes because a firmware problem can cause the motor to keep powering the bike when the rider is not pedaling.

The recall affects bikes that were manufactured, or had firmware updates, between May 2020 and February 2021.

"Under specific circumstances if a system failure occurs, there is a small possibility that the electric system may continue to provide assistance to the motor, causing continued forward momentum, when the rider is not actively pedaling," the company said. "The risk of an accident occurring is very low with only one reported fault, which did not result in any injury or accident."

Consumers are told to visit to check if their bike is affected, and for full information on how to update their firmware

Affected customers will be given a voucher of $30 for each bike affected, which can be redeemed on the Brompton website. 

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