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Rad Power Bikes' rim-strip safety notices become a CPSC recall

Published November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — After issuing "stop-ride" notices in August and September to some e-bike owners, Rad Power Bikes is now working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct a recall on what appears to be the same issue. Almost 30,000 bikes are involved in the recall. 

The recall is being conducted because on RadWagon 4 Electric Cargo Bikes, the rim strip can be misaligned, causing the tube to pop and damage the tire. Additionally, on bikes with tires that have a ribbed sidewall, the tires can unexpectedly go flat, risking serious injuries from loss of control and/or crash.

The CPSC said 29,300 bikes are involved. The recall involves the RadWagon 4, which was sold in black, white and orange frame colors. The name “RADWAGON” is printed on the side of the toptube and “RAD POWER BIKES” is printed on the lower downtube. The recall also includes spare RadWagon 4 tires sold separately under the product name Rad Power Bikes by VEE Tire Co. The affected tires measure 22 inches by 3 inches.

Consumers are being told to immediately stop using the recalled E-Bikes and contact Rad Power Bikes to schedule a free repair to replace both tires and rim strips.  Rad Power Bikes is contacting all known purchasers directly.

The firm has received 137 reports of tires blowing out, deflating and separating from the sidewalls. There were eight injuries reported, including five reports of road rash, cuts and/or bruises and one report of a broken wrist and one report of a broken arm.

The bikes were sold from September 2020 through August 2022 for about $2,000. The tires sold for about $40 separately.

Consumers can contact Rad Power Bikes toll-free at 844-406-2703 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Sunday, or email or visit

More information: CPSC recall notice | Rad Power Bikes recall page.


Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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