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Shimano Recalls Bicycle Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

  • Recalled Lazer bicycle helmet – Magma/Jade
  • Recalled Lazer bicycle helmet – Elle
  • Model LZB-08 is printed on a sticker inside the helmet.
Name of Product:
Lazer bicycle helmets
Hazard:

The bicycle helmets do not comply with the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
October 25, 2018
Units:
About 4,200
Consumer Contact

Shimano at 800-423-2420 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.bike.shimano.com and click on “Corrective Action” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Shimano’s Lazer-branded bicycle helmets, models Blade, Elle, Jade and Magma. They were sold in the following matte or glossy colors and color combinations: black, black and pink, blue, dark blue, grey and yellow, khaki and orange, titanium, red, yellow, and white. Lazer is printed on the side of the helmet. Model LZB-08 is printed on a sticker inside the helmet. Only helmets in the sizes below are included in the recall.

 

Model Name Size
Blade XS and S
Elle S
Jade S
Magma S
Remedy:

 Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Shimano for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Authorized Shimano bicycle dealers nationwide from January 2015 through April 2018 for between $100 and $125.

Manufacturer(s):

 HKSM MACAO Commercial Offshore Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Shimano North America Holding Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Shimano North America Holding Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Recall number:
19-021
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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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