Recall: Bicycle Helmets
On 2018-03-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bicycle Helmets due to a potential Head Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2015 for about $180 to $240.
About 700 units are involved in this bicycle helmet recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 220 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The bicycle helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Louis Garneau Course Helmets with model number LG1261 printed on the inside of the helmet. "Garneau" "Course" and "LG" are printed on both sides of the recalled bicycle helmets. They were sold in matte black and matte fluo yellow. The manufacturer's date and serial number are printed on a sticker inside the helmet.
Only lot and serial numbers listed below are included in the recall.
|Helmet Lot/Manufacturer's Date||Serial Number Range|
|2016-09||712713 to 712955|
|2016-09||713088 to 713195|
|2016-09||713298 to 713783|
|2016-09||713859 to 713948|
|2016-09||714284 to 714433|
|2015-11||719591 to 719740|
|2015-09||716198 to 716560|
|2015-09||716621 to 717010|
|2015-09||717122 to 718070|
These items were sold new+ at Authorized bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2015 through January 2018 for between $180 and $240.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Louis Garneau for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.
Louis Garneau at 800-448-1984 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.garneau.com/us/en/ and click on "Recall Notice" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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