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Rollerblade USA Recalls Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

  • Rollerblade Maxxum helmet
  • Back of Rollerblade Maxxum helmet
  • Rollerblade Maxxum helmet box
Name of Product:
Inline skating helmet’s plastic shell
Hazard:

The inline skating helmet’s plastic shell can crack where the straps attach, causing the helmet to shift and move on the wearer’s head. This can result in a head injury hazard to the user in the event of a fall.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 13, 2016
Units:
About 500
Consumer Contact

Rollerblade USA at 800-232-7655 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at RCS@Rollerblade.com or online at www.rollerblade.com and click on Product Recall for more information. 

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves black Rollerblade brand Maxxum helmets. “Rollerblade” is printed on the side of the helmet, a white inline skate logo is printed on the back of the helmet and a label on the inside of the helmet contains the model number “YJ-219” and production date of October 2014 or earlier. The SKU number 06520210100 is printed on the helmet’s box.   

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported 

Sold At

 Inline Warehouse, Paragon Athletic Goods, Summit Sports and other sporting goods stores and Rollerblade helmet dealers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com, www.inlineskates.com, www.inlinewarehouse.com and  www.rollerblade.com from November 2014 through January 2016 for about $60. 

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Rollerblade USA, of West Lebanon, N.H. 

Recall number:
16-142
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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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