August 19, 2004


PTI Sports Inc. Announces Recall of Schwinn Toddler Bicycle Helmets


Name of product: Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets

Units: About 9,000

Manufacturer: PTI Sports Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Hazard: The helmets do not comply with impact testing requirements in the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Description: These Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets have “SCHWINN” written on the back of the helmets. A white label inside the helmets reads, “Lot# 791913.” This number is followed by a date from “12-01-03” through “5-15-04.” This label also contains the model number SK103, SK107 or SK108.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Academy and Mills Fleet & Farms stores nationwide from January 2004 through July 2004 for between $17 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the recalled helmet to the store where purchased for a replacement or refund. Consumers also can send the helmet back to the manufacturer.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact PTI Sports at (800) 515-0074 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.