Uvex Recalls Bicycle Helmets
FÜRTH, Germany – In cooperation with the American Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Uvex issued a voluntary recall for 46,800 bicycle helmets.
The problem with the recalled helmet is that the anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.
This recall involves seven models of Uvex helmets. They come in a variety of colours with different coloured chin straps. The helmets have a model number inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side. The affected helmet model numbers are XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038.
The Germany made helmets were sold in sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores from September 2009 through June 2014. Uvex asked consumers to stop using the helmets and contact them for a free compliant helmet or a refund.