Sharon Osbourne has dealt a devastating blow to quad-bike manufacturers by urging parents in America not to buy them for their kids.

The rock matriarch is using her American chat show to destroy the quad-bike market after her husband Ozzy was almost killed before Christmas (03) in a four-wheeler accident in England.

On yesterday's (03MAY04) show, Osbourne blasted, "Parents at home, if you think you're being a good parent and buying your child a four-wheeler, you're not.

"They are so dangerous. No matter how hard your children cry for one, and whine, do not give them one.

"Even when you put a helmet on your child, it's still so dangerous. Do not buy these bikes, please."

04/05/2004 13:48