A large range of childrens’ bikes have been recalled because they lack a rear back-pedal brake.
A total of 14 models under the Royal Baby brand have been recalled, all sold online at various websites by Mighty Ape Australia.
All bikes are either 14 or 16 inch models.
The products do not comply with the requirements of the mandatory standard: Trade Practices Act 1974 - Consumer Protection Notice No.6 of 2004 - Consumer Product Safety Standard: Pedal Bicycles: Safety Requirements.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Mighty Ape Australia by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a return and refund.
For more information, consumers can contact Mighty Ape Australia via the website here.
The bikes were sold by Mighty Ape through online sales platforms, including: Mighty Ape Australia, Amazon and eBay.
They were available for sale from 14 September 2018 - 29 November 2019.
The bikes in question are:
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)