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.
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
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 email@example.com, or visit the firm's web site at www.catlike.es.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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