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 PRODUCT RECALL ALERT                                                        July 2011
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Uvex Funride Ski Helmets Recalled due to Head Injury Hazard
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Uvex Funride Ski Helmets Recalled Due to Head Injury Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Uvex Sports and Swix Sport USA, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: Uvex Funride Ski Helmets

 

Units: About 800

 

Importer: Uvex Sports, of Cranston, R.I. and Swix Sport USA, of Haverhill, Mass.

 

Hazard: The helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Description: Uvex Funride ski helmets come in two adult sizes XS-M, and L-XL. Individual sizing is adjusted by a small dial located at the rear of the helmet. The helmets feature a chin strap, ear protection and the word "Uvex" printed toward the back of the helmet. The interior label on affected helmets bears the code "S-58B" or "S0in". The helmet comes in the following colors and designs: solids in black, white, silver; carbon look matte in white or black; golden flower decal in white or black.

 

Sold at: Independent retail ski shops and ski rental stores nationwide from January 2009 to April 2011 for $99.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund or store credit.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Uvex at Swix Sport USA at (800) 343-8335 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.uvex-sports.de/en/recall

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

 

Pictures of the recalled products are available at:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11280.html.

 

 

 

NSSRA wishes to thank its supporting members, whose assistance allows us to expand and improve member services.

Current supporting members are:

 

3M CENTER ●  AMER SPORTS    BOA TECHNOLOGY, INC.    CROWN ENTERPRISES, INC.    DALBELLO/ELAN SPORTS LLC    DESCENTE NORTH AMERICA, INC.     DRYGUY LLC    ELAVON    FISCHER SKIS US    HORIZON AGENCY,  INC.  ● HOTRONIC USA, INC.    K2 SPORTS    LEISURE TRENDS GROUP    M MILLER LUXURY OUTERWEAR    NIKE, INC.    NILS, INC.    NORDICA USA    PolarMAX    SHOPATRON  ● SMITH OPTICS    SNOWSPORTS INDUSTRIES AMERICA (SIA)    TECNICA GROUP USA    TURTLE FUR GROUP

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