altOn January 6th, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation withTriple Eight Distribution, announced a voluntary recall of their Little Tricky bicycle helmets due to a potential head injury hazard.

What do you need to know about this Recall?

Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance and consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall. 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 various colors of 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.

 About 30,400 of these helmets were sold at bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40 and these products were made in China. As of January 6th, 2012, no injuries have yet been reported, but check the CPSC website for any further updates after this date.  

What should you do if you own one of these products?

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund. Consumers should also be aware that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 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.

Additional general and updated information about this recall can also be found at the CPSC website.