CPSC recall: Pacific Cycle Infant Bicycle Helmets with Magnetic No-pinch Buckle Chin Straps
On 2016-05-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc recall regarding Pacific Cycle Infant Bicycle Helmets with Magnetic No-pinch Buckle Chin Straps due to a potential Choking and Magnet Ingestion hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $18 to $25.
About 100,000 units are involved in this Pacific Cycle bicycle helmet recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Sports Gear, n.e.c. category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The magnetic buckle on the helmet's chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles. The helmets are made for infants ranging from one to three years old. The helmet and its straps come in various colors and design patterns. The buckles have small plastic covers and enclosed magnets. "SCHWINN" is printed on the front of the helmets. Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Target stores and online at www.target.com from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $18 and $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and contact Pacific Cycle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.
Pacific Cycle toll-free at 877-564-2261 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.schwinnbikes.com and click on "Support" then "Safety & Recalls" or www.target.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
+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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