Malpractice News

January 9, 2012

Triple Eight Distribution Bicycle Helmet Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a bicycle helmet recall on January 6th of 30,400 helmets distributed by Triple Eight Distribution Inc. The recall was issued because the helmets, which were made in China, were not in compliance with standards for impact resistance. According to the CPSC, serious head injury could occur with the defective helmets.

The CPSC recall encompasses three labels: Little Tricky, Triple 8 and Sector 9 bicycle helmets. Little Tricky helmets are manufactured for children and youth and were sold in white, black, green and pink. The Triple Eight S/M PS Liner helmets are designed with a black inner EPS foam liner and are sold in white, blue, bone, army green and black. Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner helmets are constructed in the same manner as the Triple 8 S/MPS Liners and were sold in blue, gray, black, white and green. Both types have a manufacturers label on the inside indicating the size and manufacture date. The only sizes affected by the recall are the “S/M” with a month/year designation.

These helmets were sold at bicycle and sports stores as well as other retailers and also online from August 2006 through November 2011 at a cost of $40. Anyone who purchased any of these helmets should stop using them immediately and request a full refund from Triple Eight at (888) 548-8518.

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