January 6, 2012: Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Triple Eight Distribution
About 30,400 youth bicycle helmets have been recalled due to risk of head injury.
Many styles of the helmet are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, New York, has recalled about 30,400 bicycle helmets for children and youth. 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. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
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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.
The helmets sold at bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund. For additional information, contact Triple Eight toll free at (888) 548-8518 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.triple8.com.
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