CPSC Product Recall: Uvex Funride Ski Helmets Pose Head Injury Risks

07/22/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Washington, DC — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Swix Sport USA and Uvex Sports has announced a voluntary product recall of Uvex Funride Ski Helmets for head injury risks the product poses. The CPSC announced the product recall on July 21, 2011.

The nationwide product recall was issued after discovering that the helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, which poses a head injury risk to consumers.

The CPSC reported, “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.”

Consumers have been advised to return the recalled ski helmets to the place of purchase for a full refund of the product price or store credit.

For more information about the product recall, consumers can contact Uvex at Swix Sport USA at (800) 343-8335 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.uvex-sports.de/en/recall.

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