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About electric assist bicycle which does not adapt to standard of the coming and going method

Last update date February 26, 2020

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From Consumer Affairs Agency alert

It will stop to ride electric assist bicycle which does not adapt to standard of the coming and going method!
At first, let's confirm about model of bicycle you have!

It will stop to ride electric assist bicycle that it was revealed that 1 assist ratio is beyond standard in Road Traffic Act.
We lose the balance and are dangerous by increasing assist beyond standard suddenly when the assist ratio of bicycle (called "electric assist bicycle" as follows.) with drive assistance machine is beyond standard in Road Traffic Act. It becomes violation of laws and ordinances when we pass road and, also, might be connected by electric assist bicycle which does not adapt to standard for accident.

Electric assist bicycle which does not adapt to standard in 2 Road Traffic Act
The National Police Agency announced that there was thing which was beyond standard of the assist ratio in Road Traffic Act to at least one copy among electric assist bicycles of 7 products.
http://www.npa.go.jp/koutsuu/kikaku/bicycle/pdf/281027motor_assisted_bicycle.pdf (the outside site)
In addition, about 1 product of those, it is revealed that the assist ratio surpasses standard in Road Traffic Act in goods test of (Germany) National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan.
http://www.kokusen.go.jp/news/data/n-20161027_2.html (the outside site)

When it is thought that we have electric assist bicycle of 3 applicable models, let's confirm in the purchase and company of attached sheet 1
When it is thought that model of electric assist bicycle you have may correspond with reference to the table of attached sheet 1, let's confirm in the purchase and company of attached sheet 1.
When model corresponds, we may not surpass standard of the assist ratio depending on production lot, but let's confirm by all means.
When we want to talk about case or check, repair that model of bicycle you have does not understand, let's confirm in the purchase and company of attached sheet 1.
Among products that it was revealed that the assist ratio is beyond standard in Road Traffic Act, thing which recall information is placed in in "Consumer Affairs Agency recall information site" is street of attached sheet 2. We place all recall information that Consumer Affairs Agency grasped in the site. As the site updates at any time, please refer.

※As for attached sheet 1 and the attached sheet 2, please see the following PDF file.

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