July 5, 2000Rand International Recalls 70,000 Bicycle Helmets
NY (SafetyAlerts) - Rand
International is voluntarily recalling about 70,000 bicycle helmets. These bicycle helmets
fail impact testing and labeling required under CPSC's Safety Standard for Bicycle
Helmets, violating the Consumer Product Safety Act. Riders wearing these helmets are not
properly protected from falls, and could suffer severe head injuries.
CPSC and Rand International are not aware of any injuries or incidents involving these
products. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries and
The recalled helmets are various models of the L.A. Cruisin' bicycle helmets. The helmets
were sold in various child, youth and adult sizes. The youth and adult-sized helmets are
white or black and the child sizes are either blue or pink. A label inside the helmet
reads, "Manufactured by Rand International," and MADE IN CHINA." Writing on
the packaging reads, "RAND," "L.A. Cruisin'," and "Meets CPSC
& ASTM Standards78."
Kmart and Rose's stores nationwide sold these bicycle helmets from April 1999 through
March 2000 for about $8.
Consumers should stop wearing these bicycle helmets immediately, and return them to Rand
International for a free replacement helmet. For more information, contact Rand
International at (800) 338-7677 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
write to Rand International, Attention: Customer Service Dept., 51 Executive Blvd.,
Farmingdale, NY 14735-4718.
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