Skateboard Helmets Recalled

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – About 10,000 skateboard helmets are being recalled by World Industries Inc. of Huntington Beach, California, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on Monday.

Although neither the CPSC nor World Industries has received any reports of injuries involving the helmets, which were sold for about $40 from October 2000 through May 2001, they failed CPSC safety standards for impact testing, according to a CPSC statement.

The recalled helmets, which come in black, blue and white, have the name “World Industries” printed on the chin strap, the back of the helmet and the inside padding. Yellow and blue cartoon characters are pictured shooting fire from a gun on the sides of the helmet. A detailed photo of the helmet can be viewed online at

“Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund,” the CPSC statement advises.

Consumers may call World Industries toll-free at (888) 338-4562 between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM Pacific Time Monday through Friday.