Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury

Helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard.

Recall date: December 12, 2014
Recall number: 15-045
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

UVEX Bicycle Helmets

Hazard:

The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.

Consumer Contact:

UVEX Sports Inc. toll-free at (844) 767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.uvex-sports.us and click on “Recall” for more information. 

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Recall Details

Units

46,800

Description

This recall involves seven models of UVEX helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors with different colored chin straps. The helmets have a model number inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side. The affected helmet model numbers are XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price.

Sold at

Sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through June 2014 for about $100 to $260.

Manufacturer(s)

Uvex Sports GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Manufactured in

Germany

  • Model Number XB 017

  • Model Number XB 022

  • Model Number XB 025

  • Model Number XB 027

  • Model Number XB 032\n

  • Model Number XB 036

  • Model Number XB 038

  • Model number location in helmet overhead