August 20, 2001World Industries Recalls
Huntington Beach, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- World Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling 10,000 skateboard helmets. These helmets
failed impact testing required under CPSC's Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets. Riders
wearing these helmets are not adequately protected from falls and could suffer head
injuries or death.
CPSC and World Industries have not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled helmets come in black, blue and white and have the name "World
Industries" printed on the chin strap, the back of the helmet, and the inside
padding. On the sides of the helmet, yellow and blue cartoon characters can be seen
shooting fire from a gun. Two labels inside of the helmet read in part, "Certified
CPSC 16CFR1203," "Warning This Helmet Is Not For Motor Vehicle" and
"Made in China."
Retail outlets, chains and catalogs nationwide sold the helmets from October 2000 through
May 2001 for about $40.
Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and return them to the stores where
purchased for a full refund. Consumers also can call World Industries toll-free at (888)
338-4562 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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