Recall: Bell Full Throttle Bike Helmets
On 2013-03-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bell Full Throttle Bike Helmets due to a potential head injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2012 for about $60.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Bell Sports bike helmet recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 220 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 892-6059
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com between July 2012 and January 2013 for about $60.
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 immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Bell Sports for instructions on receiving a full refund.
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.
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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