Since its release, some Kaabo Wolf King GT electric scooters have experienced serious battery-related incidents. Considering more recent cases resulting in fires, the manufacturer conducted a study. For a batch of 300 units of Wolf King GT scooters, Kaabo concluded that short circuits in the motor controllers cause the battery to fail, and installing additional fuses, replacing the stock chargers and discontinuing use of fast chargers would prevent these incidents from occurring.
NOTE: Customers that purchased scooters from the affected batch will receive formal notifications and will receive this set for free when ordered.
The fuses support the battery management system (BMS) – the battery’s control center – by providing additional overcurrent protection, and help prevent a short circuit originating in the motor controllers from negatively impacting the battery. The updated chargers have fail-safe surge protection technology, ensuring that if a defect with the battery is detected the unit will not deliver power (safeguarding the battery against fire).
Together with Kaabo, we offer this replacement set as a free solution to prevent electrical emergencies from occurring in units that have already been delivered to customers. We also have a response to this issue for units that have not yet left our warehouse or the manufacturer.
For the customers of the 300 affected units, we offer a fuse and charger replacement set that we will ship for free (no cost for parts or shipping fees). You can reserve a set directly on this page: use the same email account as your Wolf King GT purchase, and add the code "WKGTSet" at checkout. The installation is not very involved, but you can bring/send your unit to our service centers in Los Angeles and Brooklyn to have the replacement done for you (service and shipping fees apply).
For customers that have ordered but not yet received a Wolf King GT, we are installing fuses and replacing chargers in units that are affected but have not yet left the warehouse. For incoming units, Kaabo has preemptively pre-installed additional fuses and included updated chargers.
This is a safety precaution provided by the manufacturer and distributed by us, not a product recall. This does not affect other Kaabo scooters in our stock, and only applies to select Wolf King GT units with the Viken battery/BMS. As with all electronics equipped with a li-ion battery, there is a risk of combustion. This risk increases if there is damage to the battery, improper response from the BMS, or pairing an incompatible charger with an electronic device.