The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the Back Trails Jr. Toddler, Youth and Child Bicycle Helmets, sold by Target and manufactured by UNA International Limited. The Commission announced that consumers should stop using these particular helmets immediately, and noted that some of the helmets do not meet CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets, which poses a risk of riders suffering head injuries.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
August 31, 2005
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Target Announce Recall of Back Trails Jr. Bicycle Helmets
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.
Name of Product: Back Trails Jr. Toddler, Youth and Child Bicycle Helmets
Units: About 494,000
Importer/Retailer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturer: UNA International Limited, of China
Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of San Rafael, Calif.
Hazard: Some of these helmets do not meet CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets, which poses a risk of riders suffering head injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes Target’s “Back Trails Jr.” brand toddler, youth and child bicycle helmets sold in various colors. They were manufactured after January 1, 2004. Helmet model numbers: 89888 or 88003 (toddler), 89951 or 88001 (girl’s 8-vent youth), 89952 or
88002 (boy’s 8-vent youth), or 89917 (14-vent child’s) appear on a white label inside the helmets, along with date of manufacture (YYYY/MM/DD) and the words “Made in China.” Target product identification numbers: 082-01-0520 (toddler), 082-01-0149 (girl’s 8-vent youth), 082-01-0189 (boy’s 8-vent youth), and 082-01-0334 (14-vent child’s) and the brand name “back trails jr.,” appear on the product packaging.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from April 2004 through July 2005 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the helmets away from children and return them to the nearest Target Store for a gift card in the amount of a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm’s Web site at www.target.com.
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