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The European Union has ordered the direct sales ban or withdrawal of several models made by several manufacturers within the EU as the do not comply with the European EN 14766 standard. The bikes included in the most recent sales bans are:

European Sales Ban Of Unsafe Bikes

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union has ordered the direct sales ban or withdrawal of several models made by several manufacturers within the EU as the do not comply with the European EN 14766 standard. The bikes included in the most recent sales bans are:

Brand: Leader Fox
Type/number of model: AWAY, CS8, 28-inch, No of frame: LF80104213
Description: Bicycle for ladies with 28 inch wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame from aluminium alloy. Marking on the frame 4CW, LEADER FOX, No of frame ITFSD08A00245.
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Injuries: the product poses a risk of injuries because:
– the design of the brake lever does not allow safe operation of the brakes,
– the handlebar stem can crack,
– the frame tube and the front fork can easily break,
– the axle of the crank assembly can fracture.

The sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
 
 
Brand: Leader Fox
Type/number of model: MAXIM, MTB 26-inch, No of frame: LF80102946
Description: Mountain bicycle with 26” wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame from aluminium alloy. Marking on the frame LEADER FOX, No of frame LF80102946.
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Injuries: the product poses a risk of injuries because:
– the cable caps do not meet the requirements,
– the handlebar stem can crack,
– the axle of the crank assembly can fracture.

The sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Brand: Lofty
Type/number of model: No of frame BC06000241.
Description: Bicycle for ladies with 28-inch wheels and 18 speeds, blue, equipped with rear carrier, bicycle holder, light and dynamo. Marking on the frame SUPER READY TO RACE, LOFTY, No of frame BC06000241. Marking on the front fork TEAM 5 78, on the rear fork ORIGINA PARTS, on the wheel rim YINYA BIKE.
Country of origin: Hungary
Injuries: the product poses a risk of injuries because the design of the brake lever does not enable safe operation of the brakes.

The sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Brand: Vertec
Type/number of model: Lady 26, No of frame: J70502213.
Description: Bicycle for ladies with 26-inch wheels and 3 speeds NEXUS, equipped with rear carrier, bicycle holder and light. Marking on the frame VERTEC, No of frame J70502213, on the saddle tube Lady 26. Marking on the front fork VERTEC, on the rear fork www.vertec-bike.com.
Country of origin: Slovakia
Injuries: the product poses a risk of injuries because the design of the brake lever does not enable safe operation of the brakes.

The sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Brand: Esperia (see photo)
Type/number of model: MTB 26-inch, only with frames with numbers ITFSD08A00200 up to ITFSD08A00300
Description: Mountain bicycle with 26-inch wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame from aluminium alloy. Marking – on the frame Xuantum and Carratt, on the rear fork – MTB OFF ROAD ENERGY. Sticker on the saddle tube contains logo ESPERIA and the number of technical standard EN – 14766.
Country of origin: Italy
Injuries: the product poses a risk of injuries because the frame tube of the bicycle can easily break (after 16,025 test cycles instead of 50,000). In addition, it is not equipped with a spoke protector on the rear wheel.

This bike has been withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer.

 

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