Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Bell Sports Due to Head Injury Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 31,100 ull-face bicycle helmets imported by Bell Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.

The plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer’s head. This poses a head injury hazard to riders in the event of a fall. The firm has received one report of a buckle failing during an accident, resulting in an injury that required stitches below the wearer’s eye.

This recall involves Bell Exodus full-face helmets with a plastic buckle on the chinstrap and model and part numbers listed below. The helmets have an angled visor and were sold in youth size. The model and part number can be found on a removable sticker located on the side of the helmet.

Color Part and Model Number:
Orange/Grey/Black 1003825/035011898025
Blue/Grey/Gold/White/Black 1006714/035011917719

This product was sold at Walmart stores nationwide and Amazon.com between August 2009 and March 2011 for between $50 and $60.

Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact Bell Sports for a replacement or refund. For additional information call Bell Sports toll-free at (866) 892-6059 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, via email at answer_desk@bellsports.com, or visit the firm’s website at www.bellsports.com

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