Skip to main content

Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Bell Sports Due to Head Injury Hazard

  • Sticker with Model Number
  • Plastic Buckle
Name of Product:
Full-face bicycle helmets
Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
May 31, 2011
Units:
About 31,100 in the United States, and about 2,500 in Canada
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 answer_desk@bellsports.com, or visit the firm's website at www.bellsports.com

Recall Details

Description:

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
Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold At

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

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Importer(s):

Bell Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.

Recall number:
11-235
Choose Your Recall Emails Get Notified About Each Recall via Email.
About the U.S. CPSC
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.
For lifesaving information:
SaferProducts.gov