About 300 Active Brands AS Sweet Protection-branded Ripper Jr., Ripper MIPS Jr. and Ripper MIPS bicycle helmets are being recalled.
The bicycle helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury. No injuries were reported.
According to a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves Active Brands AS Sweet Protection-branded Ripper Jr., Ripper MIPS Jr. and Ripper MIPS bicycle helmets. The Ripper Jr. and Ripper MIPS Jr. helmets were sold in one size, fitting head circumference from 18.9 to 20.9 inches. The Ripper MIPS helmet was sold in one size, fitting head circumference from 20.9 to 24.0 inches. The helmets were sold in matte black, white, blue, gray, green, pink, and purple. “Sweet Protection” is printed on the side of the helmets. All helmets have the manufacturing date printed inside the helmet with 2019 as the production year and a number between 9 and 12 as the production month. The model name is printed on a label on the rear backside of the helmet. The bicycle helmets are tested and certified according to the European standard for bicycle helmets, EN1078 and were only meant to be sold in the European market.
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