Recall: Triple Eight, Sector 9 and Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets for Children and Youth
On 2012-01-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Triple Eight, Sector 9 and Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets for Children and Youth due to a potential head injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2006 for about $40.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Triple Eight 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 548-8518
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What is the problem?
Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 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 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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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