‘The bikes have become worthless' - brand facing legal action after over 9,000 complaints

Babboe's cargo bikes have been at the centre of a safety recall

A Babboe bike in Amsterdam in 2013
(Image credit: Andy Mabbett via Wikimedia Commons)

A Dutch cargo bike company is facing the threat of legal action after it issued a mass recall due to safety concerns. 

Authorities in the Netherlands ordered Babboe to stop selling certain cargo models last month after design defects came to light. Existing owners were told to stop using their bikes, with an extensive recall in place, understood to affect about 10,000 people. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.