Consumer product recall

SAHN Designs Inc. recalls Classic SH523 Bicycle Helmets

Starting date:
September 1, 2016
Posting date:
September 1, 2016
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 SAHN Designs Inc.

Affected products

SAHN Classic SH523 Bicycle Helmet

Product description

This recall involves the SAHN Classic SH523 bicycle helmet. The helmet has an adjustable dial headband and user replaceable cushioning pads. The helmets were available in various colours in matte and gloss finish, and were offered in two sizes: S/M (53 to 57 centimetres) and L/XL (58 to 61 centimetres).

The model number and name can be found inside the helmet on a white sticker label.

Hazard identified

The helmets may not provide adequate protection during impact, posing a risk of a head injury in a fall.

Neither Health Canada nor SAHN Designs Inc. has received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products. No incidents were reported in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 1,600 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 2,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between May 2013 and December 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



SAHN Designs Inc.


British Columbia


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the helmet and contact SAHN Designs Inc. for further information.

For more information, consumers may visit the firm's website or contact SAHN Designs Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-800-642-7086, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

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.