Recall: Hill Topper Electric Bike Motor Controller Circuit Board
On 2018-08-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Hill Topper Electric Bike Motor Controller Circuit Board due to a potential Crash and Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2017 for about $50 to $800.
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This was the 10th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 220 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Water can enter the motor controller and cause it to accelerate on its own, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
Information on where these items sold new+: 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
Hill Topper toll-free at 855-743-3279 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, email email@example.com or online at www.electric-bike-kit.com and click on Recall Information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
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