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.