I sent this out moments ago via email, but I want to get the word out on all channels:
Dear Stokemonkey users, current and prospective:
Cleverchimp LLC has become aware of a safety issue relating to controllers sold with the Stokemonkey Human Electric Hybrid Drive. Specifically, if the throttle’s connection to the controller fails in a certain way, the controller may apply full power to the motor without any throttle input until the system is turned off. To our knowledge, this type of malfunction has occurred only once, fortunately with no harm done. Unfortunately, we have determined that all Stokemonkey systems sold to date have the same vulnerability. We are working on a fix with the controller manufacturer, and will send replacements free of charge to all customers as soon as we get them.
In the interim, please be aware that a faulty connection could lead to a loss of control of the vehicle and injury or property damage. Please do not seat passengers before you have turned the system on, because the problem may appear at the instant you do so. If the problem occurs as you are riding, firmly apply the rear brake to stop the motor, and turn the system off. If the problem develops, do not use the system until it is repaired.
Please feel free to contact Cleverchimp with any questions you may have. We will keep you posted via email as to when we expect the new controllers to arrive.
Instigator, Cleverchimp LLC