Be cautious when choosing children’s bike!

(Interim report of the project from April 2 to May 31, 2013)

(Prague, July 9, 2013) Children’s bikes are intended for the target group of easily vulnerable users which is why the Czech Trade Inspection Authority pays increased attention to inspections of these products. “Parents should do the same when choosing a new bicycle for their child,” Vladimír Velčovský, the Director General of the CTIA, recommends. “They should make sure that the bike is equipped with two functional brake systems, guarded risky parts, especially in the chain area, and that the bike is solid and stable. It is risky to buy anonymous products without identification of the product and manufacturer or importer as well as without instructions for use and maintenance in Czech. In case that a bike intended for young children is not safe, it can present a risk of serious injury, especially as a result of a fall,” the Director General adds. During two months, CTIA inspectors detected shortcomings in 6 of 117 types of checked children’s bikes. Inspections will continue till the end of July.

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