Kogan short-circuits fiery e-bike

Online retailer Kogan has recalled one its e-bike models because the battery is faulty and can catch fire and cause burns.

The bike is branded as the Fortis Urban Master Electric Road Bike, with 700c wheels.

It has a 36V 8Ah lithium battery and 250W brushless motor. The model number is M/N: FS7CUMTBKA, with the label attached on the front of the frame above the front wheel fork.

The product was sold nationally online by Kogan and Dick Smith between 18 June 2020 and 17 September 2020.

The bike charging port's centre pin may loosen and come into contact with the negative contact, causing a short-circuit.

If this occurs, the bike's battery pack may fail and catch fire.

There is a risk of fire and a burn hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Kogan Australia to arrange for a full refund and a free return of the product.

Kogan's Fortis Urban Master Electric Road Bike.
A Fortis Urban Master Electric Road Bike label showing its model number.

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