Rad Power Bikes Recalls RadWagon 4 Electric Cargo Bikes Due to Fall and Crash Hazards (Recall Alert)
The rim strip on the tires can be misaligned, causing the tube to pop and damage the tire. Additionally, the tires with a ribbed sidewall can unexpectedly go flat, risking serious injuries from loss of control and/or crash.
Rad Power Bikes toll-free at 844-406-2703 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Sunday, email at [email protected] or online www.radpowerbikes.com/pages/recall-radwagon4-tires. or go to https://www.radpowerbikes.com/ and click on "Recalls" at the top of the page for more information.
This recall involves Rad Power Bikes's RadWagon 4 Electric Cargo Bikes (ebikes) which were sold in black, white and orange colors. The name "RADWAGON" is printed on the side of the upper downtube of the ebike frame and "RAD POWER BIKES" is printed on the lower downtube of the frame. The ebike has two tires (front and rear). This recall also includes spare RadWagon 4 tires sold separately under the product name Rad Power Bikes by VEE Tire Co. that measure 22 inches by 3 inches.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled E-Bikes and contact Rad Power Bikes to schedule a free repair to replace both tires and rim strips. Rad Power Bikes is contacting all known purchasers directly.
The firm has received 137 reports of tires blowing out, deflating and separating from the sidewalls. There were eight injuries including five reports of road rash, cuts and/or bruises and one report of a broken wrist and one report of a broken arm.
Rad Power Bikes Inc., of Seattle, Washington
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The rear wheel can loosen or fall off the scooter, posing a fall hazard to children.
The paint on the recalled electric bikes contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, posing a lead poisoning hazard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability requirement of the CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
The recalled bicycle stems can crack and break while in use and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury to the user in a crash.
A fuel leak can occur at the fuel pump assembly joint on the fuel tank in close proximity to a hot surface, posing a fire hazard.
The bike's seat post assembly can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards to the user.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.P