CBS NEWS – E-bikes sold by retailers including Amazon, Sears and Walmart are being recalled because the bicycles’ lithium-ion batteries can ignite, potentially sparking a fire and burning riders.
About 22,000 e-bikes are involved in the recall, and should not be used until outfitted with a free replacement battery and battery mount, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The China-based company that distributes the e-bikes, Ancheer, said it has received six reports involving fire, explosions or sparks, including four that detailed burn injuries.
The recall involves black e-bikes with the model number AM001907, which can be found on the packaging and in the instruction manual but not the bike itself.
A water bottle shaped cylindrical battery distinguishes the recalled model, which has 26-inch wheels and “Ancheer” printed on its downtube …
Recall Details – Adult-Size Electric Bikes
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Description: This recall involves Ancheer e-bikes with model number AM001907. The model number can be found on the e-bike packaging and in the instruction manual but cannot be found on the bike itself.
A water bottle shaped cylindrical battery distinguishes model AM001907 from other models. The bikes are black and have 26-inch wheels. “Ancheer” is printed on the downtube.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled e-bikes immediately and contact Ancheer for a free replacement battery and battery mount.
Incidents/Injuries: Ancheer has received six reports of incidents involving fire, explosions, or sparks, including four reports of burn injuries.
Sold At: Online at www.aliexpress.com, www.ancheer.shop, www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com, www.newegg.com, www.overstock.com, www.rakuten.com, www.sears.com, www.walmart.com and www.wish.com from January 2016 through June 2022 for between $280 and $930.
Distributor(s): Shenzhen Sailvan Network Technology Ltd. d/b/a Ancheer, of China
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 23-007