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CPSC, Monarch Velo, LLC doing business as Catlike USA Announce Recall of Bike Helmets

Note: Company is no longer in business. Consumers can either get another type of helmet from the retailer they purchased the helmet from or contact Catlike in Spain who was the manufacturer of the helmets.

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Recall Date:
May 22, 2003

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: +34 968 752 087 

May 22, 2003

 

Release # 03-132

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Catlike Kompact™ Bike Helmets

Units: 2,250

Distributor: Monarch Velo, LLC, doing business as Catlike USA, of Houston, Texas

Hazard: The helmets fail impact testing required under CPSC's safety standard for bicycle helmets, violating the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Catlike Kompact™ adult bicycle helmets. The helmets were sold in two sizes (small/medium and large/extra large) and various colors. The sizing label inside the helmets reads "Kompact" and "SM/MD" or "LG/XL."

Sold at: Bicycle shops nationwide sold the helmets from March 2002 through February 2003 for about $130.

Manufactured in: Spain

Remedy: Monarch Velo is no longer in business and has no product or ability to refund the consumers purchase price. Consumers can either get another type of helmet from the retailer they purchased the helmet from or contact Catlike in Spain who was the manufacturer of the helmets.

Consumer Contact: Contact Catlike Sport Components S.L. at +34 968 752 087 (Spain), by e-mail at catlike@catlike.es, or visit the firm's web site at www.catlike.es.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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