CPSC fears choking hazard with helmet for kids

Posted at 3:20 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 16:20:42-04

Pacific Cycle is recalling 129,000 of its Schwinn-branded infant bicycle helmets. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers. The CPSC says those magnets can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children.

The headgear, designed for children aged between one and three, were sold exclusively at Target and from January 2014 to April 2016. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pacific Cycle received three reports of the buckle cover coming loose, but no injuries were reported.

The brightly colored helmets are clearly marked with the word Schwinn on the front and come with "no-pinch" chin strap buckles. Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall.

Consumers who purchased one of these helmets should take them from their children and contact Pacific Cycle at 877-564-2261 or to exchange the helmet for free.


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