In August, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of children’s bike helmets manufactured by Ecnup Kids Bike Helmets for failing to comply with basic federal safety standards and requirements. The recalled Ecnup Kids Bike Helmets are marketed specifically to young children wearing extra small sizes and sold exclusively on Amazon.
According to the CPSC, the helmets at issue do not comply with the basic federal safety requirements concerning helmet coverage, positional stability, and labeling. These failures can cause the helmets to become unsafe and ineffective in the event of a bicycle crash or accident, posing an increased risk of head or brain injury to the young children using them.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that bicycle riding is one of the leading causes of head injuries in children and thousands of children experience a traumatic brain injury from falling while bicycling every year. Research shows that many of these injuries can only be prevented with the use of a properly made helmet.
This product is another in a long line of recalls and safety concerns over products sold exclusively over Amazon. Amazon’s lack of adequate oversight allows for unsafe products to easily be sold to unknowing consumers who have no reason to doubt the quality and safety of the products sold on the site.
Those affected by the recall are told to stop letting their children use the recalled helmets, destroy the helmets by cutting the straps, and sending a picture of the destroyed helmet to Ecnup to obtain a full refund.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident, please contact an attorney at Abraham Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1‑800-870-9584.