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494,000 Bicycle Helmets Recalled

September 2, 2005
Target has recalled 494,000 back trails jr.toddler, youth, and child bicycle helmets. Some of the helmets do not meet CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets and therefore pose a risk of head injury to riders.

The recalled helmets were sold in various colors and designs and include 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). The model numbers appear on a white label inside the helmets, along with the date of manufacture. The brand name, "back trails jr.," appears on the product packaging, along with the following 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). The helmets were sold at Target stores nationwide for about $13.

Consumers should return the helmets to their nearest Target Store for a gift card in the amount of a full refund. For more information, contact Target at 800.440.0680 between 8 A.M. and 7 P.M. ET Monday through Friday, or visit

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