The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Bell Exodus full-face helmets imported by Bell Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif. and sold at Walmart stores nationwide and Amazon.com between August 2009 and March 2011. The helmets were manufactured in Taiwan.
WHY: The plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the rider's head. This poses a head injury hazard to riders in the event of a fall.
INCIDENTS: The company has received one report of a buckle failing during an accident, resulting in an injury that required stitches below the wearer's eye.
HOW MANY: About 31,100 in the United States, and about 2,500 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Bell Sports at 866-892-6059 between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bellsports.com.
REMOTE CONTROL MODEL HELICOPTER
DETAILS: Blade mCP X Bind-N Fly and Ready to Fly Remote Control Model Helicopters and replacement Blade mCP X Main Blade Grips with Bearings; manufactured in China and sold by Horizon Hobby Inc. of Champaign, Ill.
WHY: The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head, posing an impact and laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Horizon Hobby has received 312 reports of the rotor blades releasing from the rotor head, including 34 reports of a blade striking a user, resulting in 12 laceration injuries.
HOW MANY: About 16,600 in the U.S. and 1,300 in Canada sold at retailers nationwide during March 2011.
FOR MORE: Contact the company at 877-504-0233 or visit the website at http://www.bladehelis.com/MCPX