Retrospec recalls kids' bike helmets

Photo source: CPSC

The helmets can fail to protect in a crash

Retrospec of Perris, Calif., is recalling about 72,000 Scout kids' bike helmets sold in the U.S and Canada.

The helmets do not comply with the coverage, positional stability, and labeling requirements of federal safety regulation for bicycle helmets, and can fail to protect in a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Scout model Retrospec kids' bike helmets in sizes XS and S.

The helmets were sold in the following colors and designs: Blippi, Blush, Brash Blue, Chameleon, Cool Mint, Matte Forest Green, Matte Black, Matte Navy, Matte White, Matte Burnt Orange, Matte Green, Matte Royal Blue, and Matte Whisper Pink.

A green hang tag label lists the name “Retrospec,” the Scout brand name, the helmet size.

The word Retrospec or the Retrospec “R” logo appears on the right side of the helmet.

The helmets, manufactured in China, were sold at T Scheels, Play it Again Sports, and independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at and from February 2019, through March 2023, for between $18 and $23.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Retrospec for a full refund.

To receive a refund, consumers should destroy the helmet by cutting off the straps and marking the helmet with their initials and the date near the Retrospec logo on the right side of the helmet.

Consumers should upload a photo of the helmet, showing the straps cut off, their initials, date, and Retrospec logo, to the recall registration page at to prove destruction, and then dispose of the recalled helmet.

Consumers may contact Retrospec toll-free at (888) 488-2369 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, or online at for more information.

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