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CALL. Hundreds of Babboe cargo bikes have already broken in half: sales prohibited

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The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is temporarily banning the sale of the Dutch cargo bike brand Babboe. Research has shown the NVWA that hundreds of bicycle frames have broken in recent years, and Babboe is said to have not properly investigated the causes and taken no measures. The company must also recall most models.

According to the NVWA, Babboe should have reported the defects itself, but the company did not do so. “They broke the law by doing so,” said a spokesperson. The Babboe cargo bikes may only be sold once the company has demonstrated that the bicycles are safe. “The bad thing is that they have run great risks with the safety, not only of adults but also of children. This could have led to serious accidents, especially in big cities. As far as we know, that didn’t happen, but they took big risks.”

Babboe also has to recall most models. According to the NVWA, “these are cargo bikes with serious risks, but these are almost all cargo bikes”. In concrete terms, this concerns the following models: Babboe City, City-E, City Mountain, Babboe Curve, Curve-E, Curve Mountain, Babboe Big , Big-E, Babboe Dog, Dog-E, Babboe Max-E, Babboe Mini-E, Mini Mountain, Babboe Pro Trike, Trike-E, Trike XL, Babboe Carve-E and Carve Mountain.

The bicycle brand, part of the Accell group since 2018, says in a statement that it is consulting with the NVWA “to ensure that the requested information is provided as quickly as possible, so that sales can be resumed.”

The NVWA will inform fellow supervisors in other EU member states about the issue. Bicycles are also popular in our country.

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