By now, you would have received the Stop Riding Notice from our retail partner's customer service team. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the sale of our VITUS 14 and 16 kids bikes sold into the North American market. Your safety is very important to us. The reason for this notice is that the bicycles in question do not have a footbrake (also known as a ‘coaster brake’) on their rear wheel, in line with U.S. requirements for sidewalk bicycles with a maximum seat height of 25 Inches. This Stop Riding Notice affects VITUS 14 and VITUS 16 Kids Bike sold via the Wiggle.com and Chainreaction.com retail websites from 2016 through 2021.
To comply with the requirements outlined above we have created instructions so all customers who have purchased the bikes in question can make the changes to fit a coaster brake to the bike if they want to. You would have received these instructions in the email from the customer service team, and for your convenience, they can also be found HERE.
Below is a helpful video on how to make these changes to complement the instructions.
Wishing your little one many happy miles!