Bell Racing Recalls Collectible Mini Racing Helmets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2007
Release #08-112

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 892-6059
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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 minireplicasrecall@bellracing.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bellracing.com

Picture of Recalled Mini Helmet

Picture of Recalled Mini Helmet

Picture of Recalled Mini Helmet