Posted: May 31, 2011 11:25 AM by AP
The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Bell Exodus full-face helmets imported by Bell Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif. and sold at Walmart stores nationwide and Amazon.com between August 2009 and March 2011. The helmets were manufactured in Taiwan.
WHY: The plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the rider's head. This poses a head injury hazard to riders in the event of a fall.
INCIDENTS: The company has received one report of a buckle failing during an accident, resulting in an injury that required stitches below the wearer's eye.
HOW MANY: About 31,100 in the United States, and about 2,500 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Bell Sports at 866-892-6059 between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bellsports.com.