eBikes Recalled to Replace Defective Calipers

PHOENIX – Lectric eBikes, LLC has agreed to voluntarily recall certain electric bikes sold between Nov. 2022 and May 2023 due to potentially defective front and rear disc-brake calipers.

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.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.