Product Safety Australia is urging parents to double-check the make and model of their children’s bikes after 14 different Royal Baby Kids Bikes models failed to comply with safety standards. 

The bikes were sold by Mighty Ape through online sales platforms including Mighty Ape Australia, Amazon, and eBay between September 2018 and November 2019.

What’s the concern? 

The issue is the braking system, or lack of. They do not have a rear back-pedal brake which can be dangerous, especially for our little riders just learning the ropes of bike riding.

According to PSA, 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’.

Which kids’ bikes are being recalled? 

There are a total of 14 different styles of bikes involved in this massive recall, all 14 to 16 inches. Below are the names and details of the recalled 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)
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The various kids bikes recalled. Source. PSA

What should consumers do? 

Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the product and contact Mighty Ape Australia by email at orders@mightyape.com.au to arrange for a return and refund.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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