Approximately 2,500 Bell Full Throttle Bike Helmets have been recalled by Bell Sports Inc. of Scotts Valley, Calif. The buckle on the helmet’s safety strap can release in an accident and allow the helmet to fall off the rider, posing a risk of head injury. This recall involves Bell Full Throttle, full coverage bicycle motocross (BMX) helmets with a chin bar. The all-black helmets have UPC code 035011 937052 and part number 1009159 printed on a label on the side of the helmet shell. The Bell logo is affixed to the front and lower side of the helmet.
The helmets were sold exclusively by Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com between July 2012 and January 2013 for about $60. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Bell Sports for instructions on receiving a full refund. Consumers can contact Bell Sports Inc. toll-free at 1-866-892-6059 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Bell’s website at www.bellbikestuff.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.
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