All about bicycles, electric-assisted bikes, technology and safety in the press

In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.

For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics of interest.

SAZbike 03/2001
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Zedler’s guide to the warranty-maze

Dealers are still not well informed when it comes to warranty and product liability.

Dirk Zedler's lecture in Bremen was of huge interest anyway. The bike expert explained, among other things, the difference between warranty and product liability, i.e., between the liability of quality for the product itself and the liability for damages caused by a faulty product. The liability of quality ends, as we know, after two years, the product liability is valid for up to ten years after the sale. However, the manufacturer or importer (with imports from outside the EU) is the party liable in product liability law. But it can also be dealers when they, e.g., import bikes from Taiwan. Furthermore, the party injured may have to pay 575 Euros in cases of product liability, but not in warranty cases.

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