Triple Eight Distribution has announced the recall of approximately 30,400 children and youth bicycle helmets, as recent testing has demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with the CPSC’s safety for impact resistance.
The helmets, manufactured in China, are multi-purpose helmets, and also sold for use as bicycle helmets. The “Little Tricky” helmets are marketed for children and youth, and feature a large Little Tricky logo on both sides of the helmet. The “Triple Eight” Liner helmets feature a hard black inner EPS foam liner, and the “Sector 9” Liner helmets feature the same EPS liner. 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 (ex. APR/2011), but only the Triple Eight and Sector 9 size “S/M” EPS Liner helmets are affected.
Ultimately, a helmet does not have to accomplish to many things. Just protect the child’s head. It would seem like a pretty easy score for a helmet.