Bell Sports Recalls BMX Bike Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 28, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 28, 2013 – Recall number: 13-157

 

  • Bell Full Throttle Helmet, side view

    Bell Full Throttle Helmet, side view

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Bell Full Throttle Bike Helmets

Hazard: The buckle on the helmet’s safety strap can release in an accident and allow the helmet to fall off the rider, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy:  View Details

Consumer Contact:  Bell Sports Inc. toll-free at (866) 892-6059 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bellbikestuff.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 2,500

Description:  This recall involves Bell Full Throttle, full coverage bicycle motocross (BMX) helmets with a chin bar. The all-black helmets have UPC code 035011 937052 and part number 1009159 printed on a label on the side of the helmet shell. The Bell logo is affixed to the front and lower side of the helmet.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Bell Sports for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Sold exclusively at:  Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com between July 2012 and January 2013 for about $60.

Importer:  Bell Sports Inc., of Scotts Valley, Calif.

Manufacturer:  MHR

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov