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PRESS RELEASE – CPSC issues helmet recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2004Release #04-189  Bicycle Helmet Recall Hotline: (866) 432-7832Ext. 195CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908CPSC, Geartec/Mackarl Announce Recall of Bicycle HelmetsWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionannounces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unlessotherwise instructed.Name of product: DBX Engage (VT-3), DBX Ravage (FX-2), and Geartec ESPYbicycle helmetsUnits: 4,600Distributor: Mackarl Enterprises Inc., of

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By The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2004
Release #04-189  Bicycle Helmet Recall Hotline: (866) 432-7832Ext. 195
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908CPSC, Geartec/Mackarl Announce Recall of Bicycle HelmetsWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionannounces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unlessotherwise instructed.Name of product: DBX Engage (VT-3), DBX Ravage (FX-2), and Geartec ESPYbicycle helmets

Units: 4,600Distributor: Mackarl Enterprises Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.,and KHS Bicycles Inc., of Rancho Dominguez, Calif.Hazard: The helmets may not meet CPSC safety regulations for helmets,which poses a risk of a rider sustaining a serious head injury if he/she
falls from a bicycle.Incidents/Injuries: The firms have not received any reports of incidents.This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
injuries.Description: The recalled Geartec ESPY and FX-2 (DBX Ravage) model helmetscome in carbon yellow, silver, or blue and have a carbon fiber graphicon the front to middle part of the helmet. The helmets
have 15 vent holes, a removable visor, and the logo (“Geartec” or “DBX”)printed on both sides of helmet. The recalled VT-3 (DBX Engage) model helmetscome in either blue/silver/black, red/yellow/black, or silver and black.The helmets also have 15 vent holes, a removable visor, and the “DBX” logoprinted on both sides of helmet.Sold at: Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide sold the DBX Engage(VT-3)and Ravage (FX-2) model helmets from June 2003 through June 2004 for between$40 and $60. KHS Bicycles stores sold the Geartec ESPY model helmets betweenMay 2003 and June 2003 for about $40.Manufactured in: ChinaRemedy: Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and returnthem to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.Consumer Contact: For more information, call Mackarl toll-free at (866)432-7832 Ext. 195 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.To view this press release online, please use the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04189.html