Ski Helmets Recalled by Swix Sport USA due to Head Injury Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2011
Release #11-280
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 343-8335
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ski Helmets Recalled by Swix Sport USA due to Head Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Uvex Funride Ski Helmets

Units: About 800

Importer: Uvex Sports, of Cranston, R.I. and Swix Sport USA, of Haverhill, Mass.

Hazard: The helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Uvex Funride ski helmets come in two adult sizes XS-M, and L-XL. Individual sizing is adjusted by a small dial located at the rear of the helmet. The helmets feature a chin strap, ear protection and the word "Uvex" printed toward the back of the helmet. The interior label on affected helmets bears the code "S-58B" or "S-58C". The helmet comes in the following colors and designs: solids in black, white, silver; carbon look matte in white or black; golden flower decal in white or black.

Sold at: Independent retail ski shops and ski rental stores nationwide from January 2009 to April 2011 for $99.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Uvex at Swix Sport USA at (800) 343-8335 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at us.uvex-sports.com

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