Bell Bicycle Helmet Recall: Bell Sports Recalls 33,600 Youth Helmets

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By Admin on June 01, 2011 6:47 AM

Bell Sports is recalling about 33,600 youth-size bicycle helmets because of a problem with the chin strap buckle that could lead to the helmet coming off, which would pose a head injury hazard.

Bell Sports, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, said Tuesday that the recall includes about 31,100 full-face helmets in the U.S. and approximately 2,500 in Canada.

The company received one report of a buckle failing during an accident, resulting in an injury that required stitches below the wearer's eye, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

The Bell Exodus helmets have angled visors and were sold at Walmart stores across the U.S. and on Amazon.com between August 2009 and March 2011 for $50 to $60.

  • Those sold in orange, grey and black contain part/model number 1003825/035011898025.
  • Helmets sold in blue, grey, gold, white and black had part/model number 1006714/035011917719.

The part/model number can be found on a removable sticker on the helmet's side.

Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact Bell Sports for a replacement or refund. Contact Bell Sports at (866) 892-6059, via email at answer_desk@bellsports.com, or visit the firm's website at bellsports.com

The U.S. 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. You can tell the agency about your experience with the product at saferproducts.gov.

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