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RECALL – Avanti Bicycle Company—Avanti and Scott Bikes

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Product Recalls Australia, part of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced a recall of various models of 2010 Avanti and Scott bikes.  It appears that the models subject to the recall are missing a chain guard which are required under the mandatory standard for pedal bicycles in Australia.

 

 

The models affected by this recall are:

Avanti

2010 Avanti ABD Derelict 1, U9*
2010 Avanti Derelict 2, U9*
2010 Avanti Derelict 3, U9*
2010 Avanti Solo Flat, U9*
2010 Avanti Solo Drop, U9*
2011 Avanti Solo Flat, U0*
2010 Scott Voltage YZ.1, GK9*
2010 Voltage YZ.2 GJ9*

Scott

2010 Scott Voltage YZ.1, GK9*
2010 Voltage YZ.2 GJ9*

They where for sale throughout Australia from Avanti Plus retailers and authorised Avanti bicycle distributors between July 1, 2009 and April 6, 2011.

The reported hazard is:

In the absence of a chain guard, entrapment of clothing could occur between the upper junction of the chain and chain gear, causing loss of control and injury.

The defect of concern is:

The above models of bicycles have not been supplied with chain guards as per the requirements of the mandatory standard for pedal bicycles.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and contact the Avanti Bicycle Company to be directed to the nearest authorised dealer to have a chain guard fitted.

Avanti contact details:
Toll free phone: 1800 883 305
Email: ausrecall@avantibikes.com
http://www.avantibikes.com


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