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Clean Republic Recalls Hill Topper Electric Bike Motor Controllers Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

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Clean Republic Recalls Hill Topper Electric Bike Motor Controllers Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Clean-Republic-Recalls-Hill-Topper-Electric-Bike-Motor-Controllers-Due-to-Crash-and-Injury-Hazards  

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Hill Topper Electric Bike motor controller circuit board

Hazard: Water can enter the motor controller and cause it to accelerate on its own, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider.

Remedy: Replace  

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motor controller circuit boards and kits and contact the firm for a free replacement motor controller circuit board.

Consumer Contact:

Hill Topper toll-free at 855-743-3279 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, email support@ukko.io or online at www.electric-bike-kit.com and click on Recall Information.

Recall Details

Units: About 3,350

Description: 
This recall involves Hill Topper Electric Bike Kits with motor controller circuit boards used to convert regular bicycles to electric bicycles. The motor controller circuit boards, 24V/250W and 36V/350W, were sold separately as well as part of the kits. The model numbers KT24WSH-BF08 and KT36WSH-BFZ13504 can be found on the front of the motor control units.  

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of a rider losing control of his bike when the motor accelerated without rider input, including one reported injury resulting in scrapes and bruises to the rider.

Sold At: Hill Topper's Seattle store and online at www.electric-bike-kit.com from January 2017 through June 2018 for $50 (24V/250W units) to $60 (36V/350W units) and for between $500 and $800 when sold with the kits.

Importer: Clean Republic SODO LLC, dba "UKKO," Seattle, Wash.

Distributor: Clean Republic SODO LLC, dba "UKKO," Seattle, Wash.

Manufacturer: Bafang Electric (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., China.

Manufactured in: China

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline 
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall: 
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054) 
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime 
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact 
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests. 
Phone: 301-504-7908 
Spanish: 301-504-7800

 

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