WRSI Recalls Kayaking and Rafting Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

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

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Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting Helmets

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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

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  • WRSI Moment Helmets

  • WRSI Trident Helmets