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Advisory: “Triple Eight” youth bike helmets recalled

Posted by on January 9th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Please see the notice below issued Monday from the Consumer Product Safety Commission about a line of youth helmets that have been recalled….

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2012
Release #12-082 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 548-8518
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Triple Eight Distribution Due to Risk of Head Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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, N.Y.

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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Triple Eight toll free at (888) 548-8518 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.triple8.com

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  • El Biciclero January 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    “Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund.”

    Stop using the product? Think of the helmetless children!

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