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May 22, 2003

Monarch Velo, doing business as Catlike Has Recalled Bike Helmets

The CPSC has released the following information: Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Catlike KompactTM Bike Helmets

Units: About 2,250

Distributor: Monarch Velo, LLC, doing business as Catlike USA, of Houston, Texas

Hazard: The helmets fail impact testing required under CPSC's safety standard for bicycle helmets, violating the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Catlike KompactTM adult bicycle helmets. The helmets were sold in two sizes (small/medium and large/extra large) and various colors. The sizing label inside the helmets reads "Kompact" and "SM/MD" or "LG/XL."

Sold at: Bicycle shops nationwide sold the helmets from March 2002 through February 2003 for about $130.

Manufactured in: Spain

Remedy: Contact Monarch Velo for information on receiving a free replacement helmet.

Consumer Contact: Contact Monarch Velo toll-free at (877) 228-5646 between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at

Media Contact: Chris Watson at (877) 228-5646.

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