Recall News

By The Associated Press | May 31, 2011 | 12:29 PM EDT

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