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E-Bike Fire Lawsuit

E-Bike Fire Lawsuit

Thousands of e-bikes were recalled after several people were burned when the lithium-ion battery overheated, caught on fire, exploded, or shot out sparks.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting E-Bike induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an e-bike battery fire or explosion, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

22,000 Ancheer E-Bikes Recalled After Battery Fires & Explosions Reported

In October 2022, about 22,000 Ancheer E-Bikes were recalled because “the lithium-ion batteries can ignite, explode or spark, posing fire, explosion and burn hazards to consumers.”

How Many People Were Injured?

At least 4 people suffered burn injuries and there were 6 reports of fires, explosions, or sparks. The recall involves Ancheer e-bikes with model number AM001907 and a battery that is shaped like a water bottle cylinder. They were sold online from January 2016 through June 2022 for between $280 and $930.

E-Bike Battery Fires & Explosions

E-bikes are powered by lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are ideal for bicycles because they are high-powered, lightweight, come in a small size, and recharge quickly. There is one big disadvantage, though — the risk of fires and explosions when the batteries overheat.

What Causes E-Bike Batteries to Overheat?

E-bike batteries can overheat and short-circuit for many reasons, including:

  • Defective design
  • Manufacturing errors
  • Electrical short-circuits
  • Using the wrong charger
  • Over-charging
  • Inadequate cooling due to a malfunctioning battery management system
  • Physical damage to the battery itself

What Happens When an E-Bike Battery Explodes?

E-bike battery fires happen within seconds. As the battery overheats, it causes a type of short-circuit known as a “thermal runaway.” The chain reaction creates a massive amount of heat, which boils highly-flammable liquid chemicals in nearby battery cells until the vapors burst open the case. The chemicals ignite and the battery explodes.

E-Bike Battery Fires Could Spread to Buildings

Many people who ride e-bikes charge the battery inside their home, apartment, or garage. Sometimes groups of delivery workers all charge their e-bike batteries together. If these batteries catch on fire, the consequences could be deadly if the fire spreads to the building.

E-Bike Fires When Bicycle is Being Used

Another risk is that the e-bike battery can catch on fire or explode when a person is riding the bike. People can suffer devastating 3rd-degree burns within moments due to the extreme heat of a lithium-ion battery explosion. The rider could also crash and suffer injuries.

Can I File a Lawsuit?

A growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by lithium-ion battery fires and explosions in a variety of consumer products. These products include hoverboards, vapes, phones, laptops, and more. The lawsuits accuse manufacturers of selling defective batteries that are prone to dangerous explosions.

What Can I Do?

If you were injured by an e-bike fire that was caused by a defective battery, our law firm may be able to help you file a lawsuit and seek justice. You could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income while you recovered, wrongful death of a loved one, and more.

Do I have an E-Bike Fire Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting E-Bike induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an e-bike battery fire or explosion, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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