Bikes recalled across France due to braking problem

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More and more use is made of electrically assisted bicycles. (Adobe Stock/Freepik)

On May 4 and 5, 2022, new product recalls were issued for various types of bicycles due to a defect in the RADIUS brand brakes.

Bicycles sold at Feu Vert

A series electrically assisted bicycles (UAE) of the brand Feu Vert. They are sold throughout France at Feu Vert car centers and Feu Vert service centers (Metropolitan France and Réunion).

The exact reference, indicated on product recall sheet from the site ReminderConso is as follows: E-Rox 100 bikes in size M (reference 481050) and size L (reference 482025).

It concerns all lots with the following barcodes: 3284264820254 and 3284264810507. The bicycles listed in the product recall have a release date of August 1, 2021 and an end date of April 27, 2022.

Bicycles sold in various other brands

Electric bicycles and bicycles of the SUNN . brand sold in certain Intersport in France, whose list is detailed here, are recalled for a faulty brake problem. All product lots with the following barcodes 3032651884415 and 3032651884422 are affected.

By TVT brand bicycles and e-bikes are also involved in certain stores of Cora, Système U, Center Auto, Brico/Intermarché, Carrefour, SPL and Leclerc throughout France, the list of which is detailed here

All batches of products with barcode 3032651883722 are affected. The product reference is as follows: YBTTWB4501 – UAE E-CORTEX ms 413.

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Finally, EXS brand bicycles and e-bikes sold at bicycle dealers throughout France (the list of which can be found here) are also recalled. All product lots with the following barcodes: 3032651874614; 3032651874621; 3032651881544; 3032651881551; 3032651881568; 3032651880943.

A malfunction in the brakes

If these bikes are being recalled, it will be because of the brakes of the same brand RADIUS that are defective: “Brakes of the same brand RADIUS show premature wear of a seal at the piston,” states the product recall sheet published on ReminderConso.

The site gives a risk of external injury when using these bikes† In reality, electrically assisted bicycles make their users move at speeds up to 25 km/h, therefore it is necessary to have good brakes.

Nakamura bikes recalled for same problem

brand bicycles nakamura sold in all stores Intersport France and Belgium were also affected by: a memory dated April 22, given the same defective brake problem, brand RADIUS.

The references of the relevant electric bicycles, mountain bikes, hybrid bicycles and junior bicycles are indicated in this file published on the site rappel.conso.gouv.

All batches of products with barcode 3354068619573 are subject to the recall, with a start date of February 1, 2021 and an end date of March 14, 2022.

Return the bike for repair

Therefore, if you have purchased an electric bicycle from the Feu vert range affected by this recall, it is recommended that you: stop using the productto return it to the point of sale and contact customer service at this number: 0969320474† The bike can be repaired when it is returned to the shop.

You have until November 1, 2022, the end of the recall procedure, to return your UAE.

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