|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2004
Release # 04-199
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 515-0074
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: Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets
Units: About 9,000
Manufacturer: PTI Sports Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Hazard: The helmets do not comply with impact testing requirements in the Consumer Product Safety Act.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets have "SCHWINN" written on the back of the helmets. A white label inside the helmets reads, "Lot# 791913." This number is followed by a date from "12-01-03" through "5-15-04." This label also contains the model number SK103, SK107 or SK108.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Academy and Mills Fleet & Farms stores nationwide from January 2004 through July 2004 for between $17 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the recalled helmet to the store where purchased for a replacement or refund. Consumers also can send the helmet back to the manufacturer.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact PTI Sports at (800) 515-0074 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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