2,500 Bike Helmets Recalled by Bell Helmets due to Risk of Failure During Crash
Since cyclists have few forms of protection while out on the road, the integrity of their helmets are vital in preserving their health. This makes a recall involving defective bicycle helmets all the more detrimental.
Bell Helmets has issued a recall for approximately 2,500 bike helmets that were sold at Toys ‘R’ Us due to safety issues that could affect riders. Due to a defect, the helmet’s buckle could release upon impact during a collision, allowing the helmet to fall off the rider’s head, according to BicycleRetailer.com.
The affected helmet is the Bell Full Throttle, which is a full-face BMX helmet. These units are completely black and have the UPC 035011 937052 and the part number 1009159. These are printed on the side of the helmet shell and the Bell logo is printed on the front and lower sides of the helmet.
The defective product was sold by Toys ‘R’ Us from July 2012 through January 2013 for $60. While no injuries have been reported in connection with the defect, bicyclists should immediately stop using helmets and contact Bell Sports at (866) 892-6059 for a full refund.
In the course of an accident, a helmet should withstand all impacts and protect a rider’s head in order to prevent serious brain injuries. Head trauma is more likely to result in death than any other form of injury. As such, it should be prevented as completely as possible.
If you have been injured in a crash caused by a defective part or the negligence of a bike manufacturer, you have the right to seek compensation. Irvine bicyclist injury attorney Joseph H. Low IV can gather evidence and testimony and create a case which proves the fault of those responsible. As such, the compensation received may cover medical costs, lost wages, and other losses that have resulted from the accident. Contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV at (888) 454-5569 and receive a free consultation on your case.