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Recalled Giro Merit helmet

Bell Sports Recalls Giro Merit Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

Topics: Biking
News Date: June 8, 2023
News Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

This recall only involves Giro Merit helmets manufactured prior to January 2023. The recalled Giro Merit helmet can be 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.

Hazard: The recalled helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Giro Merit helmets and contact Giro for a free replacement helmet or a full refund

Recall Date: June 08, 2023

Units: About 15,000 (In addition, about 1,465 were sold in Canada)

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Epicenter Cycling, Freewheel Bike West Bank, Velotech and other stores nationwide, online at Giro.com, Backcountry.com and other websites from September 2021 through January 2023 for about $220.

Importer(s): Bell Sports Inc., of Scotts Valley, California

Manufactured In: China

Recall number: 23-216

Consumer Contact: Giro at 800-456-2355 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or via email at [email protected], online at https://www.giro.com/news/cycling/merit-helmet-voluntary-recall.html or www.giro.com and click on the recall banner at the top of the home page for more information.

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