U.S.’s CPSC issues “stop use immediately” warning for Walmart bike helmets, Chinese company refuses recall
Published 7:45 am Friday, March 10, 2023
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to immediately stop using TureClos bicycle helmets because the helmets do not comply with federal safety standards. The helmets can fail to protect riders in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
The helmets do not comply with the positional stability, retention system, impact attenuation, and labeling requirements of the mandatory federal safety standard for bicycle helmets.
The seller, Dongguanshisuyubgsgabgnaiyiuxiangongsi, of China, has refused to recall these helmets or offer a remedy to consumers. CPSC is continuing to pursue a recall.
The bicycle helmets were sold online at www.walmart.com from March 2022 through November 2022 for about $13. The helmets were sold in size Large (L), fitting a head circumference of about 22 ½ to 25 inches. The helmets are black with blue accents, with black and white stripes, black straps and a red buckle. There is no labeling inside the helmet and no outer markings.
CPSC tested the TureClos bicycle helmets subject to this warning and determined the helmets failed to meet federal safety standard. CPSC is aware of other TureClos bicycle helmets offered for sale online in the color red but has not specifically tested the safety of those helmets. CPSC urges consumers to stop using, cut the straps, and dispose of these helmets immediately. Report any incidents involving product injuries or defects to CPSC at www.SaferProducts.gov.
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