Wednesday, August 31, 2005

CPSC, Target Announce Recall of Back Trails Jr. Bicycle Helmets

Name of product: Back Trails Jr. Toddler, Youth and Child Bicycle

Units: About 494,000

Importer/Retailer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer: UNA International Limited, of China.

Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of San Rafael, Calif.

Hazard: Some of these helmets do not meet CPSC safety standards for
bicycle helmets, which poses a risk of riders suffering head injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes Target's "Back Trails Jr." brand
toddler, youth and child bicycle helmets sold in various colors. They
were manufactured after January 1, 2004. Helmet model numbers: 89888 or
88003 (toddler), 89951 or 88001 (girl's 8-vent youth), 89952 or 88002
(boy's 8-vent youth), or 89917 (14-vent child's) appear on a white label
inside the helmets, along with date of manufacture (YYYY/MM/DD) and the
words "Made in China." Target product identification numbers: 082-01-0520
(toddler), 082-01-0149 (girl's 8-vent youth), 082-01-0189 (boy's 8-vent
youth), and 082-01-0334 (14-vent child's) and the brand name "back trails
jr.," appear on the product packaging.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from April 2004 through July 2005 for
about $13.

Remedy: Consumers should take the helmets away from children and return
them to the nearest Target Store for a gift card in the amount of a full

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at http://www.target.com/.