Monday, November 25, 2013

Cycling Safety Unsafe bicycles recalled in safety check Daily Telegraph

Unsafe bicycles recalled in safety check

Source: The Daily Telegraph
UNSAFE bicycles have been uncovered in a national product safety surveillance operation involving the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and state and territory consumer affairs agencies.
Together the agencies randomly surveyed a total of 311 bicycles from 84 different retailers.
The survey included checking for compulsory safety features such as brakes, reflectors and chain guards as well as the mandatory instructions for bikes sold unassembled.
Acting ACCC chairman Peter Kell said out of the bicycles surveyed, 41 breaches of the mandatory standard were found.
"As a result, eight bicycles were recalled and a number of suppliers were required to rectify breaches to ensure bikes were compliant with the standard.
"Results indicate that bicycle suppliers and their employees must do more to familiarise themselves with the mandatory safety standard."

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