Walmart customers who purchased a Tony Hawk Silver Metallic multi-purpose helmet have been warned to stop using it immediately. The Walmart-exclusive helmet is being recalled because it doesn't comply with safety standards from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The helmet, which is silver with black straps and a black buckle and has Tony Hawk's signature on the side, was sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online. In a twist of irony, the helmet was provided to customers as a replacement for a different helmet from the same manufacturer, the Sakar Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker Helmet, which itself was recalled in March. Then in June, Consumer Reports rated the Tony Hawk helmet a safety risk, urging shoppers not to buy it. The chin strap buckle, which keeps the helmet on the head, broke repeatedly during testing.