US e-bike firm recalls bikes due to fire hazard - 'Stop using and uplug'

1700 Pacific Cycle e-bikes are affected in the US due to a "risk of overheating and fire"

Ascend Cabrillo
(Image credit: Pacific Cycles)

People with Ascend Cabrillo and Minaret electric bikes are being urged to stop using them immediately, unplug, and return them.

US bike manufacturer Pacific Cycle is recalling the two e-bike models because the wiring harness that manages the charging of the lithium-ion battery was not properly assembled, creating a risk of overheating and fire while charging.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.