Nearly 100,000 helmets sold at Walmart recalled
Sakar International has recalled that 89,000 Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker Headphones sold exclusively at Walmart are due to a risk of head injury. The New York Post reports that according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there was no other choice. The helmets “do not comply with the U.S. CPSC Federal Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets”. Consumers who have potentially purchased the helmets and are actively wearing them are at risk of head injury in the event of a fall, the CPSC notes.
The recalled helmets were sold in-store and online from July 2020 through January 2022. Purchasers of recalled helmets will be contacted directly by the retailer. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported by the helmets to date. However, those who have the helmets are asked to stop using them “immediately”.
The helmets are black with black straps and a black buckle. Many consumers found them cool due to their Bluetooth speaker capability.
Instead of returning helmets to the store where they purchased them, consumers should contact Sakar directly for a free replacement helmet. Sakar promises to facilitate any returns using prepaid packaging.
Sakar International sells dozens of electronic products through Walmart. Some of the products listed on the website include selfie sticks, USB cables, SD card readers, speakers, cameras, and more. Their products are also sold on Amazon.
According to them LinkedIn Profile, the company has been in business since 1977 and is a leading supplier of electronics and accessories. They pride themselves on “constantly evolving alongside technology to develop cutting-edge, trend-setting products”. They acquired the Vivitar brand in 2008 and have since launched a full line of photographic, optical and related accessories. The company’s headquarters are in Edison, New Jersey. They also have additional offices in the UK, Canada, Latin America, Hong Kong and China.