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CPSC issues warning to stop using Kopobob kids' multi-purpose helmets

Published September 18, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning for consumers to stop using Kopobob kids' multi-purpose helmets because they can fail to protect riders in the event of a crash.

According to the CPSC, the helmets "do not comply with the impact attenuation and certification requirements of the mandatory federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, which applies to multi-purpose helmets."

The CPSC urges consumers to cut the straps and dispose of these helmets immediately. Report any incidents involving product injuries or defects to CPSC.

Seller Xingdetui Outdoor of China has not agreed to recall these helmets nor offer a remedy to consumers.

The Kopobob helmets were sold on Amazon and other e-commerce sites for between $20 and $22. The helmets were sold in size small, fitting a head circumference of about 18.9 to 21.25 inches. The helmets are red with black accents, with a black strap, a red and black buckle, and an adjustable spin dial on the back. The helmets have the word "Kopobob" on the sides in black lettering. A white warning label with "Model: WST-169" and "Made in China" is inside the helmet.

More information: CPSC recall page

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