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Specialized 2D Helmets Being Recalled

Published December 18, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of some of the company's bicycle helmets.

Roughly 3,000 helmets were made.

According to the CPSC, the helmets fail testing required under CPSC's safety standard for bicycle helmets. This can pose a head injury hazard to riders in a fall.

No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Specialized helmets, model 2D. Model "2D" is printed on the sides of the helmet in the rear. The helmets were sold for men and women in matte black, white, silver, blue, pink and team colors.

The helmets were sold by Specialized through its authorized retailers and online stores between July 2007 and October 2007 for about $200. They were manufactured in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled helmet immediately and return it to an authorized Specialized retailer to receive a free replacement or a full refund.

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