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Santa Cruz Bicycles LLC is recalling certain aluminum mountain bikes which could have experienced thermal damage during a non-standard paint stripping operation and can bend or buckle, posing a fall hazard.
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Update: Santa Cruz Electric Bikes Recalled Over Fall, Fire Hazards

Santa Cruz Bicycles LLC is recalling about 1,600 Santa Cruz Bicycles 2022 Heckler 9 Electric Bicycles [1] after the company received at least 10 reports of batteries falling from the frame and two reports of the latch spring causing added wear on the battery housing.

“The latch mechanism that holds the battery in place can malfunction, causing the battery to dislodge from the frame and fall to the ground, posing a fall hazard to the rider,” CPSC said. “Additionally, the latch spring can cause additional wear on the battery housing over time, posing a fire hazard.”

This recall began on May 5, 2022.

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What’s the Problem?

This recall affects model year 2020 aluminum frames on Santa Cruz models Nomad 4a Aluminum, Bronson 3a Aluminum and the 5010 3a Aluminum and Juliana models Roubion 3a Aluminum and Furtado 3a Aluminum, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) [2].

“Santa Cruz has received four reports of the recalled aluminum frame bicycle pieces bending or buckling,” CPSC said.

The name “Santa Cruz” or “Juliana” appears on the downtube of the recalled bicycle frame. The model names appear in different locations on the front and rear triangles, depending on the model.

The recalled bikes were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and specialty online retailers from June 2019 through October 2020 for about $2,000 for frames sold separately and about $3,500 to $4,300 for complete bikes with the aluminum frames.

If you purchased a mountain bike that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Santa Cruz to arrange for a free inspection. Consumers with affected frames can choose either a free replacement aluminum frame or a refund voucher for the value of the recalled frame.

This recall began on November 25, 2020.

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