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July 5, 2000

Rand International Recalls 70,000 Bicycle Helmets

Farmingdale, 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 incidents.

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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 5, 2000.

 
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