Joining Specialized, Santa Cruz, Pedego and Ancheer e-bikes, Gyroor, working with the CPSC, has issued a recall of their C3 e-bike due to possible battery fire or burning of its operator (or both). The recall covers about 3,300 bikes sold direct from Gyroor, on Amazon and at Walmarts. The links to Gyroor on the CPSC website did not work at the time I posted this information. You can reach the company’s website by clicking here.
I have hypothesized that smaller brands that import e-bikes direct to America might deliberately avoid recall responsibilities (by closing shop or opening under a different brand name). I commend Gyroor for standing behind their faulty product. I don’t commend them for selling a dangerous product.
The United States needs to establish an e-bike standard that is certified by a third-party testing laboratory like Underwriters Laboratory. Until then, the America consumer will be used as a dumping ground for second-rate and dangerously flawed e-bike designs.