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

The helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration.

Recall date: July 21, 2011
Recall number: 11-280
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Uvex Funride Ski Helmets

Hazard:

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

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 uvex-sports.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 800

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

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

Sold at

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

Importer(s)

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

Manufactured in

China