Germany-based helmet maker UVEX is recalling 46,800 bicycle helmets because the chinstrap can fail. Also, the helmet does not comply with impact guidelines of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
No incident or injuries have been reported, but the CPSC says the anchor for the chinstrip can break, causing the helmet to slide off a user’s head. The CPSC urges owners to contact UVEX for a refund or replacement helmet.
The recalled helmets come in a variety of colors and are marked with model numbers XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038. The model number is located under the fitting pad on the top right side.
The helmets were sold at bike shops from September 2009 through June 2014.
Contact UVEX Sports from 9:30 to 6:30 ET Monday through Friday at toll-free at 844-767-0656. Also, go to the UVEX home page and scroll down to the bicycle helmet recall information.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission also has information regarding the recall.