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fyi - Target recalls children's bicycle helmets

Old 08-31-05, 09:08 AM
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fyi - Target recalls children's bicycle helmets

CPSC, Target Announce Recall of Back Trails Jr. Bicycle Helmets
Source: PRNewswire
PRESS RELEASE
Publication date: 2005-08-31


WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Name of product: Back Trails Jr. Toddler, Youth and Child Bicycle Helmets Units: About 494,000 Importer/Retailer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn. Manufacturer: UNA International Limited, of China. Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of San Rafael, Calif. Hazard: Some of these helmets do not meet CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets, which poses a risk of riders suffering head injuries. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: 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 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. Sold at: Target stores nationwide from April 2004 through July 2005 for about $13. Remedy: Consumers should 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.

Consumer Contact: 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 http://www.target.com/.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/...04/USCSCLOGOAP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/PRN Photo Desk photodesk@prnewswire.com

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CONTACT: CPSC Media Contact, +1-301-504-7908

Web site: http://www.cpsc.gov/http://www.target.com/
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Old 08-31-05, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for posting this.

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Old 08-31-05, 01:06 PM
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I wonder how many people here got their helmets from Target....but thanks anyway; maybe someone's kids do
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Old 08-31-05, 02:50 PM
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fyi - this web page has photos of the recalled helments: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05252.html
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Old 08-31-05, 02:57 PM
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The pink one looks exactly like mine.
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