Owners of a popular mini-bike sold in Australia are being urged to immediately stop using the bikes until a significant change in the braking system is made.
The recall affects Assassin 49cc 2 Stroke Auto Kids Pocket Mini Dirt Bike Off-Road Pee Wee bikes sold between the 31st of December 2015 and the 1st of August 2016.
Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice advises that the affected bikes have a front and rear cable operated braking system which requires manual adjustment.
This system does not comply with Australian Standards – Competition & Consumer Act 2010 – Consumer Protection Notice No.24 of 2011.
What are the hazards?
Once the brake pads begin to wear, manual adjustment is required at the brake calipers.
Failure to make proper adjustments could result in brake failure, potentially resulting in serious injury to the rider.
Owners should immediately stop using the bike and not use it until a hydraulic braking system has been fitted.
Owners should contact Assassin Dirt Bikes at 184 Taren Point Road, Taren Point NSW 2229 on 1300 688 053 or email [email protected].