Faked 250W Product Sticker and the programming of Bafang BBS DIY controllers a legal issue?

Current information to owners of Bafang BBS DIY Motor Conversion Bikes.

Important Notice: Converting an e-bike results in the creation of a new product from a legal standpoint. As per the European Product Liability Act, individuals undertaking the conversion of a bicycle into a pedelec assume full liability and do so at their own risk. It’s essential to note that warranties offered by the bike manufacturer, covering components like the frame, brakes, rims, etc., essentially become null and void in such cases.

Numerous anonymous self-promoters in forums such as Pedelecforum, Facebook groups, YouTube, etc., often assume the role of “manufacturers” and disseminate misleading information!

Individual components, such as motors, batteries, and add-on parts used for these conversions, are distinct products and the user does not attain a manufacturer status by using them.

Attaching a false sticker for nominal current and CE to a product with inaccurate name and performance information is not only misleading but also constitutes a criminal offense.

To legally modify the performance and other features of a CE-certified kit as delivered, the change must be implemented by the manufacturer itself or through an additional product with manufacturer certification, or a service from a company authorized to make such alterations. It is insufficient to merely affix a sticker to the motor or reprogram the controller independently.

For accurate information on this matter, one can consult the manufacturer of the product in question, the approval body, the technical inspection association, an expert, a lawyer, the relevant authorities, an expert service provider, or specialized committees, among others.

As an established specialist dealer and manufacturer, we are more than willing to address any pertinent questions you may have.

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