Ski Helmets Recalled by Swix Sport USA due to Head Injury Hazard

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 25 2011 - 03:18 PM

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Uvex Funride Ski Helmets

Units: About 800

Importer: Uvex Sports, of Cranston, R.I. and Swix Sport USA, of Haverhill, Mass.

Hazard: The helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Uvex Funride ski helmets come in two adult sizes XS-M, and L-XL. Individual sizing is adjusted by a small dial located at the rear of the helmet. The helmets feature a chin strap, ear protection and the word “Uvex” printed toward the back of the helmet. The interior label on affected helmets bears the code “S-58B” or “S-58C”. The helmet comes in the following colors and designs: solids in black, white, silver; carbon look matte in white or black; golden flower decal in white or black.

Sold at: Independent retail ski shops and ski rental stores nationwide from January 2009 to April 2011 for $99.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Uvex at Swix Sport USA at (800) 343-8335 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.uvex-sports.de/en/recall.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

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