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Over 22,000 Babboe Cargo Bikes to be recalled globally due to risks of serious injury

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has today announced a recall of four models of Babboe brand cargo bikes, with owners being told to immediately stop using the affected models. This follows similar recalls in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany.

Posted on 05 April 2024

The UK recall also follows a temporary halt on sale of the cargo bikes which was introduced by the Dutch government in February 2024.

The four models (Babboe City, Babboe Mini, Babbo City-E, and Babboe Mini-E) have been identified to have a risk of developing hairline cracks in the frame. The OPSS has said that these cracks may lead to sagging of the frame which, in turn, may lead to serious injury.

Babboe’s cargo bikes are marketed as a transport solution for families with children and pets, to allow people to cycle with children, pets or cargo in the front cargo box.

Users have been advised by the OPSS to immediately stop using the bike, and to check their frame numbers.

Babboe has estimated that approximately 22,000 bicycles will need to be recalled, across the various models.

Product safety solicitor Philippa Wheeler stated:

“We know that these bicycles are often used by families, and so hope that the recall is circulated widely so people with affected models are alerted to the recall. I hope that Babboe aim to replace the cargo bikes with safe alternatives as soon as possible, because for lots of people this will be a vital part of their daily travel.”

Philippa Wheeler (1)

Philippa Wheeler

Philippa is a solicitor in the product safety team

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