Uvex Sports GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, has recalled about 46,800 UVEX Bicycle Helmets. 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 CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets. 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.
The helmets were sold at sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through June 2014 for about $100 to $260. Consumers should stop using the helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price. Contact UVEX Sports Inc. toll-free at 844-767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.uvex-sports.us and click on “Recall” for more information.
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