|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 892-6059
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Bell Racing Recalls Collectible Mini Racing Helmets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bellracing.com
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