The Schwinn brand Magnetic No-Pinch Buckle Infant Helmet was recently recalled due to a potential choking hazard. The infant bicycle style helmets are only sold at Target stores, but about 129,000 were sold prior to their recall. The helmets were sold between January 2014 to April 2016, and were made for children between the ages of 1 and 3.
The magnetic buckles on the affected helmets have a plastic cover, and there have been cases of both the buckle and this plastic covering coming loose. No accidents have yet been reported, but the loose pieces could cause infants to choke. Owners are urged to contact Schwinn to learn how to have the defective helmets replaced.
Defective products pose serious threats to all consumers, but are especially frightening when they put children in harm’s way. If your child has been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, let us help you explore all of the legal options available to you. Call the Milwaukee product liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to learn more.