Recall: Collectible Mini Helmets
On 2007-12-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Collectible Mini Helmets due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2007 for about $40.00.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Bell Racing helmet recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Collectibles, n.e.c. category in 2007.
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What is the problem?
Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled products are six-inch tall, collectible, miniature helmets, modeled after helmets worn by several race car drivers. The follow models are included in the recall: Terry Borcheller helmet, part number 2005740; Kurt Busch helmet, part number 2001368; and Vitor Meira helmet, part number 2001381. The part number is located on the product's packaging with the UPC.
These items were sold new+ at Bell Racing dealers and distributors nationwide from February 2007 through November 2007 for about $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should take the recalled helmets away from young children immediately and contact Bell Racing to receive a full refund.
For further information, contact Bell Racing toll-free at (866)892-6059 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bellracing.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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