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Manufacturer refuses to recall $13 helmet sold at Walmart, CPSC says

Published March 9, 2023
CPSC is telling cyclists to stop using and destroy the helmets.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to immediately stop using and destroy TureClos bike helmets, sold on last year, because they do not meet federal safety standards. The CPSC says the China-based seller of the helmets has refused to recall the helmets or offer consumers any remedy. 

The CPSC said the helmets do not comply with its positional stability, retention system, impact attenuation, and labeling requirements for bicycle helmets.

It said the seller, which the CPSC identified as Dongguanshisuyubgsgabgnaiyiuxiangongsi, of China, has refused to recall the helmets so CPSC is continuing to pursue a recall.

The helmets were sold online at from March through November 2022 for about $13. The helmets were sold in size Large (L), fitting a head circumference of about 22 ½ to 25 inches. The helmets are black with blue accents, with black and white stripes, black straps and a red buckle. There is no labeling inside the helmet and no outer markings.

CPSC said it tested the TureClos bicycle helmets and found they failed to meet federal safety standard. CPSC said it is aware of other TureClos bicycle helmets offered for sale online in the color red but the CPSC has not specifically tested the safety of thuse helmets. 

CPSC urged consumers to stop using the helmets, cut the straps, and dispose of them immediately. They are asked to report any incidents involving product injuries or defects to CPSC at

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