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Consumer product recall

Mountain Equipment Co-op recalls Speed Kid's Bike Helmets

Starting date:
October 6, 2015
Posting date:
October 6, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

MEC Speed Kids’ Cycling Helmet

Product description

This recall involves MEC Speed Kids’ Bike Helmets. The bike helmet has an outer shell in a variety of bright colours covering a crushable foam liner. The helmet interior has a suspension system consisting of a knob-adjustable fit ring and a set of nylon retention straps.

The following bike helmets are included in this recall:
Style Number SKU Colour
5036-593 438144 Pink castle
438145 Blue/green alligator
467861 Light blue cats
467862 Pink/flower print
438146 Race cars
438147 Red


Hazard identified

The hook-and-loop tabs holding the liner can detach from the helmet, posing a risk of the fit ring partially or fully separating.

Neither Health Canada nor MEC has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the product in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 4,470 units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled bike helmets were sold between April 24, 2015 and September 14, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Cypress Inc.

Wan Chai

Hong Kong



Mountain Equipment Co-op


British Columbia


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the bike helmets and return it to MEC for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may call the MEC customer service centre at 1-888-847-0770, Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST, and Saturday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST or by email. Consumers can also visit MEC's website for additional instructions.

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.