Specialized Bicycles has issued a voluntary recall notice on its 1st Generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo electric mountain bikes with the control panel on the side, manufactured between 2017 and 2019.
In a statement released by the brand, "We are issuing a voluntary recall for a small number of battery packs sold as original equipment on and as aftermarket equipment for use with 1st Generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo electric mountain bikes with the control panel on the side, manufactured between 2017 and 2019. Specialized and retailers will contact riders that may be affected by this recall via email and with a notification on the Turbo Mission Control app."
Specialized estimates that a small number of batteries (around 15%) may be prone to water ingress, penetrating the seal around the control pad. Water can make its way to a small area within the pack's circuit board which, in rare cases, can trigger a short-circuit, bypassing layers of the battery pack's protection. Fully charged batteries pose a potential risk of fire and burn hazards if this happens.
To determine if your battery pack is affected, you'll need to check your part number and manufacture date, both of which are labelled on each battery pack. If the label cannot be read or is missing, arrange to take your bike to your nearest retailer for checking.
You can read Specialized's full recall safety notice below.
- Specialized Safety Notice: Recall
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