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USA CPSC and Specialized Recall Model 2D Skate/Bike Helmet (Bicycling/Inline Skating)

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If you've seen that Specialized helmet that looks like is has a shark's mouth on the front, you may want to mention to the person who owns it that they should consider getting a free refund or replacement from the company, and that even if they don't do that, to seriously consider not using it any more.

If you don't know what helmet I mean by my description, check for the model 2D written on the rear contours above the ZED in SPECIALIZED. This item is from fuzidave on the Pegasus list and thanks to him for that.

Check with Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 or visit www.specialized.com for more info, or just see your Specialized dealer. The reference is:


For a search of references to the word, helmet, on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, see:


Here are the December 2007 recalls:


Here's the Sports and Recreation page:


Of recent note, there's a recall on Nike football helmet chin straps:


Also, Bell Racing has a recall of miniature collectible helmets for lead paint levels:


This is not everything but here are some highlights over the past year or so:
  • Reynolds Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
  • Procycle Group Inc. Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
  • Huffy Recalls Bicycles Due To Cranks Falling Off; Riders Can Lose Control of Bike
  • Formula Brake USA Recalls Disc Brakes for Bicycles Due to Risk of Failure
  • Razor USA Recalls E300 Electric Scooters; Handlebars Can Detach Causing Loss of Control
  • Sports Authority Recalls Aluminum Water Bottles Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
  • Raleigh America Recalls Bicycles; Forks Can Break Causing Loss of Control
  • Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break Unexpectedly
  • Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset Due to Fall Hazard
  • SRAM Corp. Recalls Bicycle Brake Caliper Sets Due to Crash Hazard
  • Dynacraft Recalls Bicycles Sold Exclusively at Target Due to Frame Failure
  • Mirraco Recalls Bicycles Due to Wheel Fork Failure Hazard
  • Cannondale Recalls 2007 Model Road Bicycles Due to Brake Failure
  • Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Time Sport International Due to Fall Hazard
  • Cervélo Cycles Inc. Announces Recall of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
  • Shimano American Corp. Recalls Quick-Release Device for Bicycles Posing Fall Hazard
  • Felt Bicycles Recall to Repair Mountain Bicycles for Brake Failure
  • M2Racer LLC Recalls Bicycle Headsets for Fall Hazard
  • Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
  • LandRoller Inc. Recalls to Repair Roller Skates
  • Nashbar Direct Recall Bicycle Resistance Trainers for Repair



timv's picture

Maybe there's more to it

"[xxx] Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard" Yeah, you can fall when you're riding a bike. People are surprised by this? "Huffy Recalls Bicycles Due To Cranks Falling Off; Riders Can Lose Control of Bike" OK, I can see how that would be a problem. "Lefty Forks Can Break Unexpectedly" As opposed to what? Do bicycle forks fail *expectedly*? "Oh, I see that my front wheel has fallen off. I've been waiting for that to happen." And as Dale Brown pointed out in a mailing list discussion, you'll know if you have the affected helmet because it cost you something in the neighborhood of $200. It's the newest and whizziest and most absurdly expensive Specialized model, not many out there (yet? everz?)

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