More Than 33,000 Bike Helmets Recalled on Chin Strap Flaws

Bell Sports said Tuesday it was voluntarily recalling about 33,600 Exodus full-face bicycle helmets in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic buckle on the chin strap can break, allowing the helmet to come off the wearer's head.

The company received one report of a buckle failing during an accident, resulting in an injury that required stitches below the wearer's eye, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

Walmart Stores Inc. and Inc. sold about 31,100 helmets in the U.S. and 2,500 in Canada between August 2009 and March 2011.

Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact Bell Sports for a replacement or refund.