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UVEX Sports GmbH & Co recalls multiple UVEX Bike Helmets

Starting date:
January 16, 2015
Posting date:
January 16, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-43381

Affected products

Multiple UVEX Bike Helmets

Product description

This voluntary recall involves seven models of UVEX helmets. The helmets are available in various colours with different coloured chin straps. The model number can be found inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side.

The recalled helmet models are:
UVEX Bike Helmet Model Number Colour
Supersonic XB017 Various
Onyx XB022
XP XB025
Sport Boss and Boss Race XB027
FP3 and Race 3 XB032
Race 5 XB036
Ultrasonic XB038

Hazard identified

The helmet's chinstrap anchor can fail and cause the helmet to fall off in an incident, posing a risk of head injury.

Neither Health Canada nor UVEX Sports Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to this product.

Number sold

Approximately 1,466 units of the affected helmets were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled helmets were sold from October 7, 2010 to August 14, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany.

Companies

Manufacturer
UVEX Sports GmbH & Co.
Furth
GERMANY
Importer
Orange Sport Supply Inc.
North Vancouver
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected helmets and return them to the retailer for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Aaron Phipps at UVEX Sports Inc. by email or toll free at 1-844-767-0656, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.