Bicycle-distributor BMC warns owners of its Stromer electric bicycles to stop riding them immediately because the fork can break, causing an injury.
The company is recalling 1,300 of the electric bicycles sold in the U.S. between January 2012 and December 2013; 11 bicycles were sold in Canada. It received one report of a fork breaking, causing an injury to the rider.
Made by MyStromer AG of Switzerland and distributed here by Boston-based BMC-USA, the Stromer ST1 women’s and men’s pedal-assist electric bicycles — models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum — were sold in three colors; black, red and white.
The fork’s serial numbers, which can be found etched at the bottom of the rear fork, start with: ST1S2F, ST1S2G, ST1S2H, ST1S2I, ST1S2J, ST1S3A, ST1S3B, ST1S3C, ST1S3D and ST1S3E.
Owners will receive a free replacement fork installed a no cost. Contact BMC-USA at (800) 819-4262 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Or check online www.stromer.ch and click on Fork Recall for more information.
More information about the recall can be found at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission notice.