Triple 8, Little Tricky Bicycle Helmet Recall: Head Injury Risk
About 30,400 bicycle helmets from Triple Eight Distribution have been recalled because they fail to meet federal safety standards.
The bicycle helmet recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 6, after it was determined that the helmets did not comply with standards for impact resistance during product testing.
Although there have been no incidents or injuries reported in connection with the recalled helmets, the CPSC warns that they could fail to prevent injury in a bicycle accident.
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The helmets are made in China and distributed by Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., based in Port Washington, New York. They are sold under the Little Tricky, Triple 8 and Sector 9 labels.
The recall affects Little Tricky helmets marketed for children and youths. They have a little Tricky logo on both sides and are sold in black, white, pink and green. It also affects Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner helmets, which have a hard black inner EPS foam liner and are sold in black, white, bone, blue and army green.
The recall also includes Sector 8 S/M EPS Liner helmets, which also have the hard black inner EPS foam liner and are sold in gray, white, black, blue and green. The Triple Eight and Sector 9 helmets have a label on the inside indicating the size S/M (small/medium), as well as a manufacturing date. Only the small/medium size of helmet is affected by the recall.
In addition to retailers, the helmets were sold at bicycle and sports stores nationwide from August 2006 through November 2011. They sold for about $40 each.
The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled bicycle helmets immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund. Consumers can call the company at (888) 548-8518 or visit the company’s website at www.triple8.com.
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