August 20, 2001
Industries Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 10,000
skateboard helmets. These helmets failed impact testing required under CPSC's
Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets. Riders wearing these helmets are not
adequately protected from falls and could suffer head injuries or death.
The recalled helmets come in black, blue and white and have the name "World Industries" printed on the chin strap, the back of the helmet, and the inside padding. On the sides of the helmet, yellow and blue cartoon characters can be seen shooting fire from a gun. Two labels inside of the helmet read in part, "Certified CPSC 16CFR1203," "Warning This Helmet Is Not For Motor Vehicle" and "Made in China." Retail outlets, chains and catalogs nationwide sold the helmets from October 2000 through May 2001 for about $40.
Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumers also can call World Industries toll-free at (888) 338-4562 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.