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Toddler Bicycle Helmets Recalled

Aug 18, 2004

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer product.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at

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.

Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http:/ Firm's Hotline: (800) 515-0074 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772