Schwinn have recently issued a voluntary recall regarding their Magnetic No-Pinch Buckle Infant Helmet sold only at Target.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission report has established that there is the possibility that small plastic covers and magnets in the magnetic buckle on the helmet chin’s trap may come loose leading to a risk of magnet ingestion and choking to young kids.
Even if no injuries were reported, three incidents occurred regarding the plastic cover coming loose. After this, Schwinn made the voluntary recall. The problem was that children could choke because of the magnetic chin strap buckle on the Magnetic No-Pinch Buckle Infant Helmets sold at Target.
The recall included around 129,000 infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles. They were designed for children of one to three years old and were sold only at Target store, as mentioned previously, starting from January 2014 until April 2016.
The headgear has various colors and the “Schwinn” design pattern printed on the front of the helmet. However, this recall affected only the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles.
According to the company, their priority is the safety of the customer, especially when producing a helmet. Plus, they will do their best to ensure the safety of their helmets and to continue committing to the Schwinn Quality standard based on more than 120 years of cycling passion, expertise and heritage.
The products were imported by Pacific Cycles after they had been manufactured in China. All customers that purchased helmets, during the recall included, are advised to take the headgear from their children as soon as possible and to contact Pacific cycles of Schwinn for further instructions on how to benefit from a free replacement helmet. The prices varied from $18 to $25.
Hopefully, no other problems will occur in the future regarding this product. Thanks to the fact that people are now informed regarding this issue, all helmets will be removed from the houses, discarded or sent back to the company to be repaired.
Even if Schwinn is a well-certified company regarding safety and efficient product manufacture, unfortunate events might occur such as this exception relating to the helmet for children.