Giro is issuing a voluntary recall for its Merit helmet. The recall applies to helmets sold in Canada, the U.S. and other regions.
Anyone who owns a Giro Merit helmet should stop using it immediately and contact Giro for a free replacement.
Giro says the reason for the Merit recall is that “Some helmets may have a strap that has the potential to become disengaged from the helmet when pulled with relatively little force, posing a risk of injury to the user during a crash.”
The affected Giro Merit helmets were manufactured prior to January 2023.
The helmets are labelled “Merit” on the back, and inside
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bell Sports, Inc. (“Giro”), of Scotts Valley, Calif, is voluntarily recalling Giro Merit helmets.
Hazard: The helmet straps on some Giro Merit helmets manufactured prior to January 2023 may disengage with the helmet when pulled with relatively little force, posing a risk of injury to the user in a crash. Giro is not aware of any incidents in the field related to this issue.
What to do: Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and contact Giro at (800)456-2355 (option 4) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Giro will provide a replacement helmet of the same model/size that has been validated to be unaffected by this manufacturing defect.
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