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. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves about 30,400 helmets. They 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.
Bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.
What To Do:
Stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund 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.
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