Polaris is recalling thousands of children’s quad bikes following the discovery that 12 of their models have parts in them that may contain asbestos.
The manufacturer says tests have found that asbestos may be present in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers in 12 of its youth models.
The recall affects over 13,000 bikes sold in Australia since 2001.
ACCC acting chairwoman Delia Rickard says the asbestos laden parts are unlikely to pose a risk to riders but is working to quicken the recall with the company.
“The presence of asbestos in quad bike parts is considered more likely to present a safety risk to consumers who do home mechanical work on quad bikes they own and to employees of businesses who repair and service quad bikes.”