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Shark Helmets S.A.S. recalls Shark RAW Helmets M and XL

Starting date:
February 20, 2015
Posting date:
February 20, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-43799

Affected products

Shark RAW Helmets in sizes Medium (M) and Extra-Large (XL)

Product description

This recall involves Shark RAW Helmets in sizes medium and extra-large. The products have serial numbers sewn on the chip strap label of the helmets.

The serial numbers for the recalled products fall within one of the following ranges:

  • 050418/J-035343 to 050418/J-045065
  • DOT/X64-004061 to DOT/X64-007110

Hazard identified

Shark Helmets S.A.S. has determined that certain Shark RAW Helmets in size medium and extra-large failed impact attenuation requirements during testing. In the event of an accident, the helmet could fail to prevent injuries, posing a hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor Shark Helmets S.A.S. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to this product.

Number sold

Approximately 349 recalled helmets were sold in Canada through various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2013 to August 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Portugal.

Companies

Manufacturer
Shark Helmet S.A.S.
Marseille
FRANCE
Distributor
Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them for a free replacement in the same size. Consumers can return the helmet to their nearest Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. Dealer or return it by mail to Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. For more information, consumers may contact Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. at 1-416-498-1911, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST. Consumers may also visit Yamaha Motor Canada's website for instructions on how to return your helmet.

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.