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Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports


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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Uvex Sports have announced / initiated a recall of seven models of bike helmets because the anchor for the chinstrap can fail.. Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately due to risk of head injury.

This recall involves seven models of UVEX bike helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors with different colored 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.

Hazard:
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.

Turn your helmet upside down to find the UVEX Bike Helmet Model Number.

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Incidents/Injuries:
None reported.

Sold Time Period:
Sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through June 2014 for about $100 to $260.

What To Do:
Consumers should stop using the helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price.

UVEX Sports Inc. toll-free at (844) 767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.uvex-sports.us and click on "Recall" for more information.

See the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall detail here (Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury)
 
 
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