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The Helmet Update by Email

Volume 22, #6 - August 19, 2004

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Update: Recall of 9,000 toddler helmets
by PTI with the Schwinn brand



CPSC and the PTI have announced the recall of 9,000 toddler bicycle helmets branded as Schwinn. The helmets do not meet the impact requirements of the CPSC standard.

The helmets were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Academy and Mills Fleet & Farms stores nationwide.

PTI's most recent recall was in July of 1995. It is detailed on our recalls page.

Here is the CPSC press release:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2004
Release # 04-199
Firm's Hotline: (800) 515-0074
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, PTI Sports Inc. Announce Recall of
Schwinn brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets

Units: About 9,000

Manufacturer: PTI Sports Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Hazard: The helmets do not comply with impact testing requirements in the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets have "SCHWINN" written on the back of the helmets. A white label inside the helmets reads, "Lot# 791913." This number is followed by a date from "12-01-03" through "5-15-04." This label also contains the model number SK103, SK107 or SK108.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Academy and Mills Fleet & Farms stores nationwide from January 2004 through July 2004 for between $17 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the recalled helmet to the store where purchased for a replacement or refund. Consumers also can send the helmet back to the manufacturer.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact PTI Sports at (800) 515-0074 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To view this press release online, use the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04199.html



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