Consumer product recall

Giro Merit Bicycle Helmet recalled due to injury hazard

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Giro Merit Bicycle Helmet
Consumer products - Injury hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled bicycle helmet and return the helmet to Giro for a free replacement.

Affected products

This recall involves men’s and women's Giro Merit bicycle helmets. The helmet comes in matte white, matte black, matte harbor blue, and matte portaro grey, matte metallic black, matte ano harbor blue, matte black ice dye colours.

The model's name "Merit" can be found at the outer rear of the helmet. The model's name and alphanumeric identifier GH230 can also be found on a sticker inside the helmet.

Only helmets made prior to January 2023 are included in this recall.


The helmet straps may detach from the helmet causing the helmet to dislodge from the users head. During an accident, the user’s head may not be protected.

As of March 1, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received no reports of incidents and no reports of injuries.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the helmet and return the helmet to Giro for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Outdoor Gear Canada at 1-800-363-0693 ext. 2, Monday to Friday 0900-1700 EST, or by email at

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Bell Sports, Inc.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information


Number Sold

The company reported that 1640 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 3003 units were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from September 2021 to February 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Sports and fitness


Bell Sports, Inc.

Scotts Valley, CA



Outdoor Gear Canada

Montreal, QC


Published by
Health Canada
General public
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