Walmart has moved to recall more than 12,000 Tony Hawk helmets as they “can fail to protect in the event of a crash.”
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the helmets do not adhere to the positional stability and retention system criteria for bicycle helmets, according to the recall notice issued by the agency.
For this reason, Walmart stores had around 12,655 Tony Hawk Silver Metallic Helmets recalled by Sakar International.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice says: “The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and retention system requirements of the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets.
“The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.”
This hasn’t happened yet, as far as Sakar International knows.
If this recall of Walmart-manufactured helmets made by Sakar sounds similar, it is because it is the second in this year. In actuality, the previously recalled helmets were swapped out for these Tony Hawk helmets.
From March to June, Tony Hawk, a legendary skateboarder, had a line of helmets that were offered in Walmart stores and online.
Sakar wants customers to return the helmets to Walmart rather than issuing refunds for the items.
What is Sakar?
Sakar International, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer electronics and accessories.
Where it is headquartered? The company is headquartered in New Jersey, United States.
How many staff does it have? Sakar International has 155 employees.
What is its annual revenue? Sakar International’s revenue is $60 Million.