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WRSI Recalls Kayaking and Rafting Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

WRSI Moment Helmets
WRSI Trident Helmets
WRSI Moment Helmets

WRSI Moment Helmets

WRSI Trident Helmets

WRSI Trident Helmets

Name of Product:
Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting Helmets
Hazard:
The chinstrap buckle can fail, posing a head injury hazard to users.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
March 26, 2013
Units:
About 2,000 in the United States and 200 in Canada
Consumer Contact

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. 

Recall Details

Description:

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
Moment
(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
Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

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

Sold At

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.

Importer:

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

Importer

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

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-152
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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