The magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
The bicycle helmets are made for infants from 1 to 3 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.
Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall.
The infant bicycle helmets were sold only at Target stores and online at www.target.com from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $18 and $25.
Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and contact Pacific Cycle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet, the company and commission said.
For more information, call Pacific Cycle at 877-564-2261 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, email email@example.com, visit www.schwinnbikes.com and click on “Support” then “Safety & Recalls,” or go to www.target.com and click on “Product Recall.”
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.