Triple Eight Distribution has announced a voluntary recall of 30,400 children and youth helmets. Testing has shown that the affected products do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. (and the award for most obvious sentence goes too…) While no injures have been reported, it is possible that consumers could suffer from head injuries in a fall.
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.
The products were sold at bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.
It is advised to 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