Uvex Funride Ski Helmet Recall
Uvex Sports and Swix Sport USA in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced the recall of the Funride Ski Helmet in various colors. The helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard. There have been no injuries reported and the flaw was discovered through the manufacturer's testing. The helmets were sold at independent retail ski shops and ski rental stores nationwide from January 2009 to April 2011 for around $99.
July 21st, 2011: The recall notice from the CPSC appears below (please consult the manufacturer's website or CPSC website for the latest details):
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2011
| Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 343-8335
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Ski Helmets Recalled by Swix Sport USA due to Head Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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
If you or your outdoor program believe you may possess one of the Funride helmets please refer to the CPSC or manufacturer's website for the most up-to-date information.
Uvex/Swix "safety warning": www.uvex-sports.de/en/recall
CPSC Notice: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11280.html