129,000 infant bike helmets recalled due to choking hazard


MADISON, WI (WDTN) – 129,000 infant bike helmets sold at Target from January 2014 to April 2016 are being recalled due to a choking hazard.

The Pacific Cycle, Schwinn-branded infant bike helmet, has a magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap has small plastic cover and magnets that can come loose, creating the danger that an infant could choke or ingest a magnet.

Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being told to stop using the helmets and contact Pacific for instructions on how to receive a replacement helmet.

Consumers can call Pacific Cycle toll-free at 877-564-2261 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, email customerservice@pacific-cycle.com or go online tohttp://www.schwinnbikes.com and click on “Support” then “Safety & Recalls” or to http://www.target.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall. The helmets are made for infants ranging from one to three years old. The helmet and its straps come in various colors and design patterns. The buckles have small plastic covers and enclosed magnets. “SCHWINN” is printed on the front of the helmets.

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