Consumer product recall

Louis Garneau Sports Inc. recalls Garneau P09 Aero helmet

Starting date:
September 30, 2014
Posting date:
September 30, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41605

Affected products

Garneau P09 Aero cycling helmets

Product description

This recall involves Garneau P09 Aero cycling helmets with style number 1405362. The products have a sticker inside showing the manufacture date of JAN 2014.

The helmets are available in the following colours with the colour code in brackets:

  • white-blue (7E5)
  • black-red (6Y8)
  • white-silver (6Y9)

Hazard identified

Internal tests performed by Louis Garneau have shown that the helmet’s microplastic shell failed the manufacturer's impact test. In the event of accident, the helmet could fail to prevent injuries, posing a hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor Louis Garneau has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to this product.

Number sold

Approximately 283 recalled helmets were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January to September 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer

Zhuhai Safety Helmets Manufature

CHINA

Distributor

Louis Garneau Sports Inc.

Saint-Augustin de Desmaures

Quebec

CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to the retailer for replacement or refund. For more information, consumers may contact Louis Garneau toll-free at 1-800-463-8356, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Consumers may also contact Louis Garneau by email or visit Louis Garneau's website.  For a replacement product involving shipping costs, consumers must call the number above to obtain a return authorization number and send their helmets to the attention of customer service.

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.