As Smart Mamas, staying on top of the latest Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) latest product recalls is essential. A few years ago I shared the story on how a parade toy that Tom bought for Isabella appeared on the CPSC list a month after attending the parade. It was scary to learn that this somewhat innocent looking toy could pose such a danger. Have you ever come a across a recalled product in your home?
This week the CPSC has recalled the following bicycle helmet. Review the information below that comes directly from the official CPSC posting.
Hazard: The plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer’s head. This poses a head injury hazard to riders in the event of a fall.
Description: This recall involves Bell Exodus full-face helmets with a plastic buckle on the chinstrap and model and part numbers listed below. The helmets have an angled visor and were sold in youth size. The model and part number can be found on a removable sticker located on the side of the helmet.
Sold by: Walmart stores nationwide and Amazon.com between August 2009 and March 2011 for between $50 and $60.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact Bell Sports for a replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information call Bell Sports toll-free at (866) 892-6059 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm’s website at www.bellsports.com
To learn more about the recall, please visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11235.html