Bell Sports, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and in conjunction with the Canadian government, is recalling Giro Merit bicycle helmets manufactured before January 2023.

The recalled helmets do not comply with CPSC federal safety standards for bicycle helmets. The helmets could fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

The recalled Giro Merit helmet is identified by the model’s name, “Merit,” on the rear/side of the helmet. It can also be identified by the inner helmet sticker, which has the model’s name “Merit” written on it, and also GH230.

About 15,000 Giro Merit helmets were sold in the U.S. and another 1,465 were sold in Canada.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled Giro Merit helmets and contact Giro for a free replacement helmet or a full refund.

The helmets were sold at Epicenter Cycling, Freewheel Bike West Bank, Velotech, and other stores in the U.S. and online at, and other websites from September 2021 through January 2023 for about $220.

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