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Recall: Triple Eight Distribution bike helmets—Not compliant with safety standards

Consumer Reports News: January 06, 2012 12:23 PM

Triple Eight Distribution of Port Washington, N.Y., as recalled about 30,400 bicycle helmets for children and youth, because they do not comply with safety standards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today.

Product testing demonstrated that the recalled helmets did not comply with the CPSC's safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall. The recalled helmets are multi-purpose, and sold for bicycle use, among other sport activities.

The Little Tricky helmets are marketed for children and youth, and feature a large Little Tricky logo on both sides of the helmet. They come in one size, and in black, white, pink and green. The Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner helmets have a hard black inner EPS foam liner and come in black, white, bone, blue and army green. Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner helmets feature the same EPS liner and come in gray, white, black, blue and green. Both the Triple Eight and Sector 9 helmets have an interior label indicating the size “S/M” for small/medium, and a manufacture date indicated as month/year. Only Triple Eight and Sector 9 size “S/M” EPS Liner helmets are affected by this recall.

The recalled bike helmets were sold for about $40 at bicycle and sports stores plus other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund. For more information, call Triple Eight at 888-548-8518, or visit

Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Triple Eight Distribution Due to Risk of Head Injury [CPSC]

Maggie Shader

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