Bicycle Helmets Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bicycle helmets for children and youth
Units: About 30,400
Importer: Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, NY
Hazard: Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recalled items are multi-purpose helmets also sold for use as bicycle helmets.Little Tricky helmets are marketed for children and youth, and feature a large Little Tricky logo on both sides of the helmet. They come in one size and in black, white, pink and green.Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner helmets feature a hard black inner EPS foam liner and come in black, white, bone, blue and army green. Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner helmets feature the same EPS liner and come in gray, white, black, blue, and green. Both the Triple Eight and Sector 9 helmets have an interior label indicating the size "S/M" for small/medium and a manufacture date indicated as month/year (ex. APR/2011). Only Triple Eight and Sector 9 size "S/M" EPS Liner helmets are affected.
Sold at: Bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund.
To see this recall, including pictures of the recalled products, visit CPSC's website.