UVEX Sports Inc. is recalling about 46,800 bicycle helmets
because 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 Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards for
This recall involves seven models of UVEX 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, which is pictured here.
Uvex Sports has instructed consumers to stop using the
helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the
purchase price. The helmets were sold at sporting goods and bicycle specialty
stores nationwide from September 2009 through June 2014 for about $100 to $260.
The helmets were manufactured by Uvex Sports GmbH & Co.
KG in Germany