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Bell Sports Recalls Giro Merit Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

  • Recalled Giro Merit helmet
  • Recalled Giro Merit helmets side view
  • Recalled Giro Merit helmet rear view
Name of Product:
Giro Merit Bicycle Helmets

The recalled helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

Recall Date:
June 08, 2023

About 15,000 (In addition, about 1,465 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

Giro at 800-456-2355 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or via email at, online at or and click on the recall banner at the top of the home page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall only involves Giro Merit helmets manufactured prior to January 2023.  The recalled Giro Merit helmet can be identified by the model’s name “Merit” on the rear/side of the helmet. It can also be identified by the inner helmet sticker which has the model’s name “Merit” written on it and also GH230.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Giro Merit helmets and contact Giro for a free replacement helmet or a full refund.


None reported

Sold At:
Epicenter Cycling, Freewheel Bike West Bank, Velotech and other stores nationwide, online at, and other websites from September 2021 through January 2023 for about $220.

Bell Sports Inc., of Scotts Valley, California

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