Around 1,600 Santa Cruz e-bikes recalled over safety risks
Santa Cruz Bicycles has announced a recall for approximately 1,600 model year 2022 Heckler 9 e-bikes (e-bikes) due to two safety hazards.
The first issue is that the locking mechanism that holds the battery in place can malfunction, causing the battery to fall out of the frame and onto the ground, posing a fall hazard to the rider. There have been 10 reports of batteries falling out of the frame, according to Santa Cruz.
There have also been 2 reports that the latch spring can cause additional wear to the battery case over time, posing a fire hazard.
The recalled e-bikes were sold online at santacruzbicycles.com and in bike stores and sporting goods stores nationwide from January 2022 to March 2022 for a price between $8,200 and $13,300.
They were sold in two colors: Gloss Avocado Green or Maritime Grey. They have an interchangeable 720WH battery that sits inside a black case under the frame.
The name “SANTA CRUZ” is printed on the sides of the downtube of the bike frame and “Heckler” is printed on the top tube of the frame and inside the left chainstay of the frame.
Santa Cruz Bicycles is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled e-bikes and contact their authorized Santa Cruz Bicycles dealer to arrange a free repair.