WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lectric Ebikes is recalling the front and rear mechanical disc brake calipers spec'd on its XP 3.0 models because they can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.
The recall involves the calipers on Lectric models XP 3.0 Black, XP 3.0 Long-Range Black, XP Step-Thru 3.0 Black, XP Step-Thru 3.0 White, XP Step-Thru 3.0 Long Range, and XP Step-Thru 3.0 Long Range White. The model name is printed on the bike's rear rack. About 45,000 units are affected.
Consumers should stop riding the affected e-bikes and contact the brand for a free mechanical caliper repair kit. Consumers will receive up to $100 toward the cost to install front and rear mechanical brake calipers. Lectric is contacting all purchasers directly. Lectric can be reached toll-free at 877-479-5422 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
There have been four reports of loss of braking power, including two injuries that involved cuts, scrapes and a broken bone.
The e-bikes were sold online from November 2022 through May 2023 for between $1,000 and $1,200.