Specialized is recalling about 2,500 first-generation Turbo Levo and Kenevo electric mountain bike battery packs. Water can penetrate the seal around the LED control pad on the bicycle’s lithium-ion battery pack and cause the battery to short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards.
No injuries have been reported from the fault.
The recall involves Specialized first-generation 2016-2018 model year Turbo Levo FSR, 2018-2021 model year Turbo Levo HT, and 2018-2019 model year Turbo Kenevo FSR electric mountain bikes with Specialized M1 battery packs that came as original equipment on the bikes, or Specialized M1 battery packs that were sold as aftermarket equipment for use with the bikes.
Turbo Levo, Turbo Levo HT, or Turbo Kenevo FSR are printed on the bicycle’s top tube. The following Manufacturer Part Numbers (P/N) and Made Dates are printed on a label on the recalled batteries. The battery pack must be removed from the bicycle using a 6mm hex key in order to read the label. Visit the Specialized safety notices webpage for more information on how to remove the battery pack and determine if it is included in this recall.
Specialized Australia said that the voluntary recall only relates to a small number (estimated less than 15%) of battery packs sold as original equipment on and as aftermarket equipment for use with 1st Gen Turbo Levo and Kenevo electric mountain bikes with the control pad on the side, manufactured between 2017 and 2019. If a rider’s bike does not have the control pad on the side, they are not affected by this recall.
Dealers are fixing the recalled bikes by simply re-gluing the Control Pad to seal it more effectively.