Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports For Risk of Head Injury


UVEX Sports of Germany has recalled seven models of bicycle helmets because the anchor for the helmet's chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors with different colored chin straps and have a model number inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side.

The affected helmet model numbers are: XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038.

No incidents or injuries have been reported but consumers should stop using the helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price. The helmets were sold at sporting goods and bicycle specialty shops in the United States from September 2009 through June 2014 for about $100 to $260.

Consumers can contact UVEX Sports Inc., toll-free at (844) 767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at and click on "Recall" for more information.