The recalled helmets were incorrectly advertised and marketed for children aged 2 years or older. However, the recalled helmets do not comply with minimum safety requirements for children younger than 5 and pose a risk of head injury to those children.
This recall involves Bee Free-branded children’s multi-purpose helmets which can be used for multiple sports. The helmets were sold in size small, fitting head circumference from 48 cm to 53 cm (18.9 to 21.2 inches). The helmets were sold in yellow with black straps and black clip. Bee Free is printed on the back of the helmets. Model RPBFHYS is printed on a label on the inside of the helmet. S for small is printed on another label also on the inside of the helmet. Only the small-sized helmets are included in this recall.
Consumers with children between the ages of 2 and 4 should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact SmartPool for a full refund.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
SmartPool LLC., of Lakewood, N.J.
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