According to a notice on the company’s website, “Due to a defect in a subset of XP 3.0 eBikes, the mechanical disc brake calipers located on the front and rear of the e-bike can fail resulting in loss of control, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.”
According to the recall notice posted by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The firm has received four reports of loss of braking power including two injuries that involved cuts, scrapes and a broken bone.”
The recall, being performed in cooperation with the federal commission, covers approximately 45,000 Chinese-manufactured electric bicycles. The models included within the recall are:
- XP 3.0
- XP 3.0 Long-Range
- XP Step-Thru 3.0
- XP Step-Thru 3.0 Long-Range
Owners of the affected e-bikes are urged to stop using them immediately and not resume riding them until the brakes are replaced. Lectric eBikes will replace the brakes free of charge by sending registered owners a replacement brake kit.