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Happy Bike E-Bike Conversions recalled by the Office of Product Safety and Standards

Bicycles converted to e-bikes by Happy Bikes Malvern have been recalled by the Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

Posted on 07 May 2024

The bespoke kits, sold by Happy Bike, allowed standard bicycles to be converted to an electric bike. The kits sold were custom models, and Happy Bike have stated they have contacted affected consumers.

The OPSS found that the batteries used in Happy Bikes’ conversion kits were of poor build quality and were at a risk of fire and/or explosion.

It was also found that the power ratings of the converted bikes were double the UK limit for e-bikes, which could lead to them reaching speeds greater than the maximum speed permitted for UK roads.

The OPSS recommends that customers should immediately stop using any affected bicycles, to not charge the battery and to contact Happy Bike directly to arrange a safety check and for corrective action to be undertaken.

Product safety solicitor Philippa Wheeler said:

“As e-bikes are becoming more common, sadly also the incidents of fires and explosions caused by e-bikes are increasing. I hope that this recall has reached affected customers before any serious injuries are sustained because of the poor internal build quality of the e-bike battery.”

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Philippa Wheeler

Philippa is a solicitor in the product safety team

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