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Bicycle Helmets Recalled Due to Risk of Head Injury
A series of bicycle helmets with a potential defect that could increase the risk of head injury to the wearer of the bicycle helmet are being recalled across the country. The product in question is the Bell Full Throttle BMX motocross bicycle helmet. Approximately 2,500 helmets with a chin bar are included in this recall.
These all-black helmets come with the UPC Code035011 937052. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, no injuries have been reported with the use of these helmets. However, the company has asked owners to stop using them immediately.
According to the company, there is a potential defect that could cause the buckle on the safety strap to come off the rider’s head, during an accident. This could cause the helmet to fall off the bicyclist’s head, and could increase the risk of suffering a head injury.
If you own one of these bicycle helmets, stop using the helmet immediately, and contact the company for a full refund.
These helmets were sold exclusively by Toys “R” Us stores across the country as well as online at Toys “R” Us.com. The helmets were sold between July 2012 and January 2013. The helmets were manufactured in China, and were imported by Bell Sports Inc. of Scotts Valley California.
A bicycle helmet is the only thing protecting a bicyclist from serious injuries in an accident. Bicyclists are the most vulnerable users of the road, and bicycle accident lawyers believe that it’s absolutely critical that they wear helmets to reduce the risk of suffering head injuries in an accident. When the bicycle helmet has a defect that causes the helmet to come off the rider’s head, there isn’t sufficient head protection, and the rider could be at risk of suffering a head injury, or a traumatic brain injury.
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