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 firstname.lastname@example.org.