October 2020 Recalls: Not up to safety standards

Posted on Sep 27 2020 in Product Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers about two different types of bicycle helmets for adults and children that failed to meet federal safety standards and may not perform as expected in case of a fall or crash.

Morpher flat-folding helmet 

Morpher helmet

The CPSC is warning consumers of the Morpher flat-folding bicycle helmets to stop using them and to dispose of them. The helmets do not comply with the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets and may not offer protection in case of a fall or crash. Morpher is no longer in business and is unable to conduct the recall. Amazon and Morpher are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Morpher flat-folding bicycle helmets were sold in one size, fitting head circumferences from 52 to 58 centimeters (20.5 to 22.8 inches). The helmets were sold with a storage bag and in a variety of solid and dotted colors. The Morpher name and logo appear on both sides of the helmet; the Morpher logo appears on the back of the helmet.

The helmets were sold online at Amazon.com, CyclingSafetyGear.com and MorpherHelmet.com from April 2017 through November 2019 for about $150.

Woom bikes children’s helmets

Woom helmet

These helmets for children, sold in blue, green, purple, red and yellow, also do not meet the federal safety standards. “Woom” is printed on both sides of the helmets and the size “S” appears on the back of the helmet. Only the small-sized helmets are included in this recall. The helmets were sold online at us.woombikes.com and Amazon.com from December 2018 through July 2019 for about $70.

Contact Woom Bikes USA at 855-966-6872; or online at https://us.woombikes.com and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Soaker gun has touch of lead

Super Soaker

Hasbro has recalled two models of Nerf Super Soaker water blasters due to violation of the federal lead content ban. The models, XP 20 and XP 30, were sold exclusively at Target from March to July 2020 for about $8 (XP 20) and $13 (XP 30).

The decorative sticker on the water tank of the water blaster toys contain levels of lead in the ink that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

The Super Soaker XP20 (E6286) is a green and orange hand-held water blaster, and the XP 30 (E6289) is an orange and blue hand-held water blaster. “Nerf Super Soaker” and the model number are printed on the sticker on the side of the water blaster.

Contact Hasbro Inc. at 888-664-3323; or online at https://shop.hasbro.com/en-us and click on “MORE INFO” at the bottom of the page for more information.