Australian product safety org recalls Giants over “unsafe” 700mm+ handlebars

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A number of Giant and Liv bicycles have been recalled by Product Safety Australia having been specced with bars measuring over 700mm.

The trend-halting product safety warning advises consumers to take affected bikes back to their local retailer to have bars “modified”.

Guidelines in Australia bizarrely state that no handlebar should measure over 700mm. As a result the following bikes have been flagged up for return:

2015, 2016, 2017 Stance 2 – Handlebar width exceeds the maximum standard requirement.

2017 Embolden 2 – Handlebar width exceeds the maximum standard requirement.

2017 Tempt 1 – Bike is not fitted with a chain guard (all sizes) and the handlebar width exceeds the maximum standard (Small and Medium sized bicycles only).

2017 ToughRoad SLR 0 – Bike is not fitted with a chain guard.