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April 24, 1995

Release # 95-107
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

CPSC, PTI Announce Recall of Jaguar Bike Helmets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Protective Technologies International Inc. (PTI) of Yonkers, N.Y., is recalling approximately 25,000 Jaguar bicycle helmets, model 3060. The helmet liners failed the manufacturer's head impact tests and may not prevent injuries.

Jaguar white plastic helmets have 20 vent holes on the front, top and sides, a white plastic visor on the front, and black head and chin straps. The helmet is decorated with bright orange and yellow decals. A blue, square PTI label appears on the back of the helmet.

The bicycle helmets were sold for $23.00 to $25.00 exclusively at Toys 'R' Us and Target Stores nationwide between September 1994 to January 1995. PTI Jaguar helmets manufactured since February 1995 which have a 1995 date sticker and a QC sticker inside are not affected by this recall.

Consumers who own affected helmets should call PTI at (800) 515-0074 to receive a UPS tag to return the helmet to the company. PTI will send consumers a new helmet that meets safety standards.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to