WRSI Recalls Kayaking and Rafting Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

The chinstrap buckle on WRSI Moment and Trident model helmets can fail.

Fecha del retiro: marzo 26, 2013
Número del retiro: 13-152
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Nombre del producto:

Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting Helmets


The chinstrap buckle can fail, posing a head injury hazard to users.

Contacto para los consumidores:

WRSI; toll-free at (888) 441-1041, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email buckle@whitewaterhelmet.com, or online at www.whitewaterhelmets.com and click on "Safety Alert" at the center of the home page for more information. 

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About 2,000 in the United States and 200 in Canada


This recall involves WRSI Moment and Trident models whitewater kayaking and rafting helmets. They have a black chinstrap with a black plastic buckle and were sold in sizes S/M and M/L. "WRSI" is printed under or on top of the helmet's visor. WRSI's "Wave Logo" is visible on the back of the Moment helmet. "WRSI" is printed vertically on the back of the Trident helmet. The part number is printed on the hang tag of both models. Helmets in the following colors or color combinations and sizes, and with the part numbers listed below, are being recalled:


ModelColor and SizePart Number
(with and
without vents)
Glossy red - S/M 852145003633 and 852145003657
Glossy red - M/L 852145003602 and 852145003619
Matte black - S/M 852145003626 and 852145003640
Matte black - M/L 852145003589 and 852145003596
Trident Black Rasta - M/L 852145003411
Black with pinstripe - S/M 852145003466
Black with pinstripe - M/L 852145003367
Blue/Carbon - S/M 852145003459
Blue/Carbon - M/L 852145003398
Green/Army green - S/M 852145003480
Green/Army green - M/L 852145003381
Green/Carbon - S/M 852145003442
Green/Carbon - M/L 852145003404
Red/Burnt red - S/M 852145003473
Red/Burnt red - M/L 852145003374

WRSI is aware of 10 incidents of chinstrap failures. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact WRSI for a free replacement or full refund.

Vendido en

Northwest River Supplies and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.whitewaterhelmet.com from March 2012 through November 2012 for between $140 and $170.

Importado por

Whitewater Technology Associates, LC, dba Whitewater Research & Safety Institute (WRSI), of Park City, Utah.

Fabricación en


  • WRSI Moment Helmets

  • WRSI Trident Helmets