Brompton recalls thousands of bikes due to front fender design

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Brompton Electric Folding Bicycles is recalling certain 16-inch models because the front fender is positioned too close to the wheel.

The company said an object could get caught between the fender and the tire, causing the wheel to lock. The recall involves Brompton bicycles with 16-inch wheels, sold in black, white, bolt lacquer, Turkish green and white/gold. Brompton is printed on the center tube of the frame.

The recalled models – approximately 2,230 and 110 sold in Canada – include the Brompton Electric M2L, H2L, M6L and H6L, which are printed on the nameplate affixed to the bottom of the rear of the seat post.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Brompton dealer to have the fender and flap replaced to increase clearance.

There have been 10 incidents where mud flaps have caused collisions, resulting in nine injury reports, including head and facial injuries, broken bones, shoulder dislocation, bruises and chipped teeth, and two hospitalizations.

The bikes were sold at Brompton retailers, online and on the brand’s retailer websites from May 2019 to March 2022 for between $3,500 and $3,800.

CPSC Recall Notice: Brompton Bicycle is recalling foldable electric bicycles due to risk of accidents and injuries.

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