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Pro-Tec recalls multi-sport helmets over buckle concern

Published September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pro-Tec is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 4,600 City Lite and Street Lite adult multi-sport helmets. The CPSC said the buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury.

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Consumers are being told to call Pro-Tec toll-free at 844-368-3695 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.protecbrand.com and click on CPSC Safety Recall for more information.

The buckle on both helmet models bears the markings "ERGO-LOK" and the "UTX D-FLEX" logo. A label on the inside of the helmet reads "Pro-Tec City Lite" or "Pro-Tec Street Lite." The recalled helmets have a date code inside on the EPS liner in the format MM/DD/YYYY-090EO. There are two vent holes in the back of the helmet. The left vent hole has either an LED light or a plastic insert. The City Lite helmet was sold in rubber black and gloss white, and the Street Lite helmet was sold in rubber black, rubber red and gloss white.

The helmets were sold or distributed by McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods, Quality Bicycle Products, Uncle Funky's Boards, and other sports specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ProtecB2C.com from February 2016 through January 2017 for about $80 for the City Lite helmet, and about $60 for the Street Lite helmet.

More information: CPSC recall page | Pro-Tec recall page

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