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Bell Recalls 31,000 Helmets

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Bell Sports has issued a recall of about 31,000 motorcycle helmets that could pose a safety hazard.

According to a company press release, the recall affects Bell Exodus full-face helmets imported by Bell sports, of Scotts Valley, California and sold at Walmart stores nationwide and Amazon.com between August 2009 and March 2011. About 31,100 of the helmets were sold in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada. The helmets were manufactured in Taiwan.

The helmets were recalled over concerns that the plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the rider's head. This poses a head injury hazard to riders in the event of a fall.

Bell has received one report of a buckle failing during an accident, which resulted in an injury that required stitches below the wearer’seye.

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