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Triple Eight Distribution Recalls Youth Bicycle Helmets

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The third week of December, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y. recalled almost 30,400 bicycle helmets. 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.

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 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.

The product was sold at bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40. The helmets were made in China.

Consumers should immediately the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund. Triple Eight can be contacted toll free at (888) 548-8518 or visit the firm’s website at www.triple8.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.