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Pedego lithium batteries recalled over reports of overheating

Posted on May 6, 2015 11:26 am under Product Liability

About 5,000 Pedego lithium ion rechargeable batteries are being recalled nationwide over fears that the batteries may overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on April 29.

The affected batteries were sold either exclusively or as a component of Pedego electric bikes at different bicycle and electric bicycle outlets nationwide, as well as online at www.pedegoelectricbikes.com from January 2010 to September 2013. The recalled products were made available in two styles: the one with a black or silver metal case, and the other with a black or white plastic case. All the recalled products have serial numbers starting with “DLG.”

The company has already received six reports of batteries overheating and catching fire, including one that resulted in property damage. Consumers are asked to contact the company for a free replacement product.

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