The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of approximately 30,400 Triple Eight Distribution child and youth bicycle helmets as the result of CPSC safety standards violations concerning impact resistance. A lack of proper impact resistance can increase the risk of a head injury in the event of a fall.
The recalled products are multi-purpose helmets which are also sold as bicycle helmets. These include:
- Little Tricky helmets, which are marketed for children and have a large Little Tricky logo on each side. They were sold in white, black, green, and pink in just one size.
- Triple Eight, size S/M, EPS Liner helmets have a hard black inner EPS foam liner and were sold in white, bone, black, army green, and blue. A size label with the manufacturing date is attached to the interior of the helmet.
- Sector 9, size S/M, EPS Liner helmets have the same EPS liner as the Triple Eight S/M EPS helmets and were sold in blue, white, green, and black. As the helmet above, a size label with the manufacturing date is attached to the interior of the helmet.
The affected helmets, which were manufactured in China, were sold at sporting goods and bicycle stores, as well as other retailers, across the nation and online for approximately $40 from August 2006 through November 2011. Consumers should contact Triple Eight for a full refund.
If your child has suffered injury as the result of defective safety gear or any other product, you may have cause for legal action against the product’s designer, manufacturer and distributor. At Blume Forte, our product liability lawyers in New Jersey have experience in evaluating these complex claims to determine if they may be pursued to seek monetary compensation for those injured. To speak to one of our attorneys about your potential case, call us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.