Pacific Cycle has recalled about 129,000 infant bicycle helmets sold exclusively at Target because the components of their magnetic “no-pinch” buckle can come lose and be swallowed.
The company said 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.
Though Pacific Cycle has received no reports of injuries, it is directing consumers to immediately take the helmets away from children and call for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.
The helmets were sold at Target stores and online at Target.com from January 2014 through April 2015 for between $18 and $25.
Madision, Wisc.-based Pacific Cycle is a unit of Dorel Sports, which is a segment of Dorel Industries Inc. of Canada.