Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bicycle Helmets Marketed For Aggressive Downhill Riding May Fail; Recall Announced

 The makers of Bell helmets, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, have issued a recall of some of its full-face bicycle helmets.  The plastic buckle that connects the chin strap of the helmet, marketed for aggressive downhill riding, can fail causing the helmet to come off the wearing's head.  Bell Sports has received one report of a buckle failure during a crash, resulting in injury.  Consumers are advised to stop using the helmets and to contact Bell Sports for a replacement or refund.

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