Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Triple Eight Distribution Due to Risk of Head Injury

Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. The Little Tricky logo is on both sides of the helmet.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2012

Revised April 17, 2013
Release #12-082

Firm's Recall Hotline: (516) 883-8889
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

                                          Note: Firm has new phone number

Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Triple Eight Distribution Due to Risk of Head Injury

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: Bicycle helmets for children and youth

Units: About 30,400

Importer: Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y.

Hazard: Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled items are multi-purpose helmets also sold for use as bicycle helmets. Little Tricky helmets are marketed for children and youth, and feature a large Little Tricky logo on both sides of the helmet. They come in one size and in black, white, pink and green. Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner helmets feature a hard black inner EPS foam liner and come in black, white, bone, blue and army green. Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner helmets feature the same EPS liner and come in gray, white, black, blue and green. Both the Triple Eight and Sector 9 helmets have an interior label indicating the size “S/M” for small/medium and a manufacture date indicated as month/year (ex. APR/2011). Only Triple Eight and Sector 9 size “S/M” EPS Liner helmets are affected.

Sold at: Bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Triple Eight at (516) 883-8889 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.triple8.com

Picture of recalled black Little Tricky Helmet

                                                           Black Little Tricky Helmet

 

Picture of recalled white Little Tricky Helmet

                                                         White Little Tricky Helmet

 

Picture of recalled green Little Tricky Helmet

                                                  Green Little Tricky Helmet

 

Picture of recalled pink Little Tricky Helmet

                                                                     Pink Little Tricky Helmet

 

Side and Bottom Pictures of Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner Helmet

                                                    Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner Helmet

 

Side and Bottom Pictures of Mosh Pit and Logic Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner Helmets

                                                                   Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner Helmet