Choking, Magnet Ingestion Risk Leads to Infant Bicycle Helmet Recall

About 129,000 helmets are included in the recall

Choking, Magnet Ingestion Risk Leads to Infant Bicycle Helmet Recall
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May 17, 2016

Pacific Cycle has announced a recall for an infant product due to doubts over safety.

The manufacturer is recalling its infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch buckle chin straps. The magnetic buckle on the helmet's chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children.

Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

The helmets are made for infants ranging from one to three years old. The helmet and its straps come in various colors and design patterns. The buckles have small plastic covers and enclosed magnets. SCHWINN is printed on the front of the helmets. Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall.

About 129,000 helmets are included in the announcement.

Customers could purchase these helmets at Target stores and its website from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $18 and $25.

Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and contact Pacific Cycle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Pacific Cycle by phone at (877) 564-2261 or by email at customerservice@pacific-cycle.com.