Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Bell Sports Due to Head Injury Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Recall date: May 31, 2011
Recall number: 11-235
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Full-face bicycle helmets


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.

Consumer Contact:

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, or visit the firm's website at

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Recall Details


About 31,100 in the United States, and about 2,500 in Canada

Description and Models

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.


ColorPart/Model Number
Orange/Grey/Black 1003825/035011898025
Blue/Grey/Gold/White/Black 1006714/035011917719

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.


Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact Bell Sports for a replacement or refund.

Sold at

Walmart stores nationwide and between August 2009 and March 2011 for between $50 and $60.


Bell Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.

Manufactured in


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