December 5, 2007
Release #08-112

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 892-6059

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Collectible Mini Helmets

Units: About 1,400

Importer: Bell Racing Co., of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled products are six-inch tall, collectible, miniature helmets, modeled after helmets worn by several race car drivers. The follow models are included in the recall: Terry Borcheller helmet, part number 2005740; Kurt Busch helmet, part number 2001368; and Vitor Meira helmet, part number 2001381. The part number is located on the product's packaging with the UPC.

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Bell Racing dealers and distributors nationwide from February 2007 through November 2007 for about $40.

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled helmets away from young children immediately and contact Bell Racing to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Bell Racing toll-free at (866) 892-6059 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via e-mail at, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Mini Helmet

Picture of Recalled Mini Helmet

Picture of Recalled Mini Helmet