Trek recalls Anthem C Elite Bicycle Helmets

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2006/PRNewswire via COMTEX -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at

Name of product: Trek Anthem C Elite and Anthem C Elite WSD Model Bicycle Helmets
Units: About 4,500
Manufacturer: Trek Bicycle, of Waterloo, Wis.
Sold by: Authorized Trek Dealers nationwide from October 2005 through May 2006 for about $129.
Manufactured in: China

Hazard: Product testing has demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled helmets are identified by the model name Anthem C Elite and Anthem C Elite WSD. A label inside the helmet identifies the helmet as "Trek Anthem C." The helmets are available in men's sizes in black/charcoal, blue/silver and blue/red, and in women's sizes in aqua blue/silver and white/silver. This recall includes all sizes of this helmet.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and return their helmets to an authorized Trek dealer for a full refund.

Consumer contact: For more information, contact Trek Bicycle at 800-373-4594 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at 800-638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at 800-638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at

Recall hotlines
Firm's recall hotline: 800-373-4594 / CPSC recall hotline: 800-638-2772

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; Contact: CPSC Media: 301-504-7908,

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