Shimano Recalls Bicycle Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

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Date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 22:00
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OutdoorEd.com

This recall involves Shimano’s Lazer-branded bicycle helmets, models Blade, Elle, Jade and Magma. They were sold in the following matte or glossy colors and color combinations: black, black and pink, blue, dark blue, grey and yellow, khaki and orange, titanium, red, yellow, and white. Lazer is printed on the side of the helmet. Model LZB-08 is printed on a sticker inside the helmet.

Hazard: The bicycle helmets do not comply with the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: October 25, 2018

Units: About 4,200

Description: This recall involves Shimano’s Lazer-branded bicycle helmets, models Blade, Elle, Jade and Magma. They were sold in the following matte or glossy colors and color combinations: black, black and pink, blue, dark blue, grey and yellow, khaki and orange, titanium, red, yellow, and white. Lazer is printed on the side of the helmet. Model LZB-08 is printed on a sticker inside the helmet. Only helmets in the sizes below are included in the recall.

Model Name

Size

Blade

XS and S

Elle

S

Jade

S

Magma

S

 
Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Shimano for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Authorized Shimano bicycle dealers nationwide from January 2015 through April 2018 for between $100 and $125.
Manufacturer(s):  HKSM MACAO Commercial Offshore Ltd., of China
Importer(s):​ Shimano North America Holding Inc., of Irvine, Calif.
Distributor(s):​ Shimano North America Holding Inc., of Irvine, Calif.
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 19-021
Consumer Contact: Shimano at 800-423-2420 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.bike.shimano.com and click on “Corrective Action” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Posting Dates: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 to Monday, October 28, 2019