Recall News

AP News
Posted: May 31, 2011 5:58 PM
Recall News

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 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



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