Infant bicycle helmets sold at Target recalled

The helmets were sold at Target stores and online at www.target.com from January 2014 through April 2016

Pacific Cycle is recalling infant bicycle helmets due to choking and magnet ingestion hazards. Courtesy: CPSC.gov
Pacific Cycle is recalling infant bicycle helmets due to choking and magnet ingestion hazards. Courtesy: CPSC.gov

(NBC NEWS) – Pacific Cycle is recalling about 129,000 infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch buckle chin straps because of a choking hazard. The helmets were sold exclusively at Target stores and online at http://www.target.com from January 2014 through April 2016.

The magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap has small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children, the company said in a recall announcement.

The company said it has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose but no injuries have been reported.

The helmets are made for infants ranging from 1 to 3 years old. The helmet and its straps come in various colors and design patterns. “SCHWINN” is printed on the front of the helmets. Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by the recall.

Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and contact Pacific Cycle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet at 877-564-2261 or email customerservice@pacific-cycle.com.

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