As a precaution, the nationwide retailer is currently recalling more than 100,000 children’s helmets sold during this period. The recall follows testing - initiated after a customer complaint - that indicated the product may fail to meet mandatory safety standards.
Results suggested the helmet straps may fail during a fall or accident.
However, a spokesperson for Kmart Australia said independent testing from three laboratories had delivered ‘inconsistent’ findings, no injuries had been reported, thus making the recall precautionary only.
If you have purchased a Kmart children’s helmet between October 2012 – April 2014, what should you do?
1/ Stop using the helmet immediately
2/ Return the helmet to your closest Kmart for a refund