Children’s Bicycle Helmets Recalled For Head Injury Risk

Children’s bicycle helmets have been recalled for head injury risk, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The 30,400 recalled Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets for Children and Youth were manufactured in China; imported by Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, New York; and sold at bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.

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. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled children’s bicycle helmets are multi-purpose helmets also sold for use as bicycle helmets.

The 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 ; for instance: APR/2011). Only Triple Eight and Sector 9 size “S/M” EPS Liner helmets are affected.

The firm is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Little Tricky helmet immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund. Triple Eight can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.548.8518 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.triple8.com.

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