Beijing residents should think twice before purchasing a tricycle for their kids for Children’s Day. The Global Times reported that tests in Guangdong Province have shown that only 40 percent of the baby tricycles examined met all of the safety requirements.
In Shanghai, 30 percent of the tricycles tested were not safe for toddlers due to poor handlebar design and faulty positioning of the pedals and handbrakes.
Safety concerns with the Guandong tricycles included “excessive amounts of removable substances that toddlers can peel off and swallow, such as paint, which may cause chronic poisoning in young children.”
A number of Guangdong’s tricycles “did not pass a mechanical strength test, increasing the risk that young riders could easily fall off their three-wheelers,” according to the article.
Parents should also remain cautious when purchasing baby walkers, as only 66.7 percent of the strollers examined passed safety tests in Guangdong.
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