Brompton has served a Stop Ride Notice on older Brompton e-bike models.
The voluntary recall was announced today and relates to the gap between the front fender and tire.
The bike manufacturer states that “if an object of a certain size gets caught between the bike fender mount and the tire, it can cause the fender to get stuck in the tire and the bike wheel to spin. becomes inhibited or stops suddenly”.
Brompton confirmed injuries occurred as a result of the foul, without specifying the nature or number.
He adds: “Although the risk of an accident is very low, we have launched a program to repair all affected bikes as part of an official recall.”
The launch of the Brompton Electric in 2018 marked the folding bike specialist’s entry into the electric folding bike market.
The fender mount will be upgraded to increase the clearance between the fender and the tire, depending on the brand.
At the same time, Brompton says it will modify the bike’s battery lock to reduce movement between the battery and the bike.
This will reduce the risk of battery disconnection and extend the life of the electronics, according to Brompton.
The company stressed that the new Brompton C Line Electric model is unaffected.