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The CPSC and Target Announce Recall of 494,000 Protective Bicycle Helmets for Head Injury Risk

Sep 1, 2005 | www.newsinferno.com

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has announced a voluntary recall of about 494,000 Back Trails Jr. Toddler, Youth and Child Bicycle Helmets manufactured in China.

Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately.

Some of these helmets do not meet CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets, which poses a risk of riders suffering head injuries.  So far no injuries have been reported.

The recall includes Target’s “Back Trails Jr.” brand toddler, youth and child bicycle helmets sold in various colors. They were manufactured after January 1, 2004.

Helmet model numbers: 89888 or 88003 (toddler), 89951 or 88001 (girl’s 8-vent youth), 89952 or 88002 (boy’s 8-vent youth), or 89917 (14-vent child’s) appear on a white label inside model numbers: 89888 or 88003 (toddler), 89951 or 88001 (girl’s 8-vent youth), 89952 or 88002 (boy’s 8-vent youth), or 89917 (14-vent child’s) appear on a white label inside the helmets, along with date of manufacture (YYYY/MM/DD) and the words “Made in China.”

Target product identification numbers: 082-01-0520 (toddler), 082-01-0149 (girl’s 8-vent youth), 082-01-0189 (boy’s 8-vent youth), and 082-01-0334 (14-vent child’s) and the brand name “back trails jr.,” appear on the product packaging.

The helmets were sold at Target stores nationwide from April 2004 through July 2005 for about $13.
 
Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and return them to the nearest Target Store for a gift card in the amount of a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm’s Web site at www.target.com


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