The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Triple Eight, issued a recall of over 30,000 child and youth bicycle helmets due to risk of head injury. After a rigorous product testing, it was demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall. So far no injuries have been reported.
The recalled items are multi-purpose helmets that are 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 were sold in bicycle and sports stores other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.
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 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.triple8.com.