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Dangerous Copies

We all know that copies of brand products sometimes appear on the market. Sometimes we even buy the copies ourselves (clothes, shoes...) and expect that we will get the same or just slightly lower quality for a significantly lower price. A problem arises in the moment when the copy of the original product could be dangerous for us.

The break lever should always be on the right side of the handle bars, this will prevent you from forming the wrong habit and the potential injuries when switching to a bike (or scooter) with the correctly installed breaks.
The break lever should always be on the right side of the handle bars, this will prevent you from forming the wrong habit and the potential injuries when switching to a bike (or scooter) with the correctly installed breaks.

"Someone" Is Watching It For Us?

We expect that products are not dangerous, and that someone is checking them for us. Because even with food, for example, when something contains a harmful substance (or a product is past its expiration date), "someone" will take it off the market. It is true, that there is the Czech Trade Inspectorate and other organizations that are responsible for checking the quality of products, but the truth is that, unfortunately, there are always more "criminals" than "policemen."

Reputable Manufacturers Deal With Quality And Safety

But we are on a webpage about scooters, running bikes and children's bikes, so let's get back to these products. When making their original products, trustworthy manufacturers deal with usefulness and safety as well as making sure that all the products comply with existing legal requirements. 

Plagiarists Care About The Lowest Possible Price

The makers of the copies are interested in the price first and foremost. In other words, how to make the product look very similar at first glance, but use as little as possible finances to make it. Standards like utility, safety and often even law requirements are laid aside. 

In the photo gallery, you can see several examples of dangerous and bad quality vehicles.

The journey of taking a product off the market from the moment when it is first discovered that it is not authentic can often be very long, and often the copy manufacturer gets away with it. Our recommendation is therefore: Carefully check what you are buying before you pay for it. Find out who the manufacturer is, and make sure that the scooter has quality certificates. It will most definitely be worth it!

It pays off to carefully check the quality of the surface finishing of the product, this will prevent both later disappointment as well as problems with fast rusting. The handles have to be well attached to the bars and should not spin, otherwise there is danger of falling and being injured. The extendable part of the handle bars (handlebar stem) should ideally be made of aluminum or have a chromium coating to prevent thick scratching and damage. You can tell good quality tyres by the manufacturer, or even "by smell." If the surface of the rubber is too hard, smells bad and is sticky, then it is usually very bad. Yedoo uses good quality tyres Innova. The handle bars must be firmly connected to the stem, when you are riding and especially when trying to stop, they shouldn't get loose and twist around. On the left, you can see how it shouldn't look like, on the right you can see how the handlebars should be solidified. Bent vents (on the right) allow for easier manipulation when filling tyres. The solidity of the scooter didn't withstand crash tests – bent steering tube The solidity of the scooter didn't withstand crash tests - deformation of the wheel fork Running bikes and scooters are tested for safety reasons on the "parts moving against each other". The construction of the products needs to be such that if you could insert a stick measuring 5mm into the space between the components that move, you should be able to insert a stick measuring 12mm too. This running bike did not comply with the standards. Rim - a lazy job that can't be seen at first. The height of the footstep above ground isn't tested by grade standards, but it is a key factor in making the ride fun and comfortable. The lower the footstep is, the more comfortable. Phthalates and other dangerous chemicals are tested at the spots where there is contact with children hands - these handlebars exceeded the maximum numbers of the chemicals by eight times.  Phthalates and other dangerous chemicals are tested at the spots where there is contact with children hands - these handlebars exceeded the maximum numbers of the chemicals by eight times.

Our recommendation

The journey of taking a product off the market from the moment when it is first discovered that it is not authentic can often be very long, and often the copy manufacturer gets away with it. Our recommendation is therefore: Carefully check what you are buying before you pay for it. Find out who the manufacturer is, and make sure that the scooter has quality certificates. It will most definitely be worth it!

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