Recall Roundup: Bike Helmets, Laptop Batteries, Cat Food and More

Bike helmet recall
Bike helmet recall

Keeping track of the latest product and food recalls can be a challenge for any consumer, so Consumer Ally has collected them all in one place for you to check each week.

Here is this week's roundup:

  • Bell Sports recalled 33,600 bicycle helmets sold at WalMart and online at Amazon.com in the United States and Canada because a plastic chin strap buckle can break, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said. The company has one report of a buckle breaking during an accident, with the bicyclist suffering an injury requiring stitches below an eye. The CPSC lists the model numbers of the recalled helmets. Consumers can call the company at (866) 892-6059 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST or by e-mail.

  • For a third time, Hewlett-Packard Co. expanded a recall of its laptop batteries for HP and Compaq notebook computers -- this time, 162,600 batteries are affected -- after continuing to receive reports of the batteries overheating and burning consumers.