Consumer product recall

Louis Garneau Sports Inc. recalls Course LG1261 Cycling Helmets

Starting date:
March 15, 2018
Posting date:
March 15, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

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

Affected products

Course LG1261 Cycling Helmets

Product description

This recall involves Louis Garneau Sports Course LG1261 bicycle helmet with molded ventilation channels, model number 1405261. The words "Garneau" & "Course" are on both sides of the helmet.

Only the matte colors 9A9 (Matte Black) and 9B0 (Matte Fluo Yellow) with the following serial numbers are recalled:
Size Lot Serial Numbers
S - M - L 2016-09 712713 to 712955
S - M - L 2016-09 713088 to 713195
S - M - L 2016-09 713298 to 713783
M - L 2016-09 713859 to 713948
S - M - L 2016-09 714284 to 714433
L 2015-11 719591 to 719740
S - M - L 2015-09 716198 to 716560
S - M - L 2015-09 716621 to 717010
S - M - L 2015-09 717122 to 718070


Hazard identified

The plastic shell on the helmet can weaken over time causing the product to fail head impact testing. In the event of an accident, the helmet could fail to prevent head injuries, posing a hazard to consumers.

As of February 26, 2018, the company has received no report of incident or injury in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 548 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 655 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from December 2015 to January 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Louis Garneau Sports Inc.

Saint-Augustin de Desmaures




Strategic Sports (BVI) Limited


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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled helmet immediately and contact Louis Garneau Sports Inc. to return it and get a replacement helmet.

Consumers may contact Louis Garneau Sports Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-800-463-8356 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email or online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.