Popular children’s bicycles Royalbaby Kids’ Bikes have been urgently recalled over fears that the brakes are not sufficient.
The bikes were sold through Mighty Ape Australia and were also available on eBay and Amazon between 14 September 2018 and 29 November 2019.
The urgent recall comes as the bikes do not have a rear back-pedal brake.
Popular RoyalBaby Kids’ Bikes were urgently recalled over violating brake safety standards
Because of this they do not meet mandatory Australian safety standards.
This raised concerns that children would not be able to brake properly when only using hand brakes.
The product safety recall notice said: ‘In the absence of a rear back-pedal brake, children may not be able to brake sufficiently using the hand brakes, which may result in an accident and injury to the rider.’
Royal Baby: Jenny was one of the many bikes recalled over their missing back-pedal break
The safety requirement was broken on both boys and girls bikes and affected products named ‘Royal Baby: Jenny’ and ‘Royal Baby: Space shuttle’ among others.
Customers were urged to immediately stop using the bikes and organise a return to [email protected] so that Mighty Ape Australia could refund the products.
THE NAMES OF THE RECALLED ROYALBABY KIDS’ BIKES
BMX Freestyle – 16 inch (blue, green, orange, pink and red)
Bull Dozer – 16 inch (black)
Flying Bear – 16 inch (red and yellow)
H2 Royalite – 16 inch (orange)
Honey – 14 inch (black, purple and red)
Jenny – 14 inch (white)
Jenny – 16 inch (white)
Little Swan – 14 inch (pink)
Mermaid – 14 inch (pink)
Mermaid – 16 inch (pink)
Space No. 1 – 14 inch (black and orange)
Space No. 1 – 16 inch (black and orange)
Space Shuttle – 14 inch (black and purple)
Space Shuttle – 16 inch (black and purple)
Both boys and girls bikes were listed in the recall including Royal Baby: Space shuttle
Source: dailymail UK