In the event you purchased a Giro Benefit mountain bike helmet in Australia, New Zealand, USA or Canada previous to January 2023, this will likely apply to you
Giro Biking, a part of Bell Sports activities, has simply issued a voluntary recall discover on sure Giro Benefit mountain bike helmets as a consequence of a producing subject with the strap which can pose a security threat. The recall has been made, in response to the assertion on the Giro Biking Instagram account, in cooperation with the US Client Product Security Fee (CPSC).
The discover states that there’s a hazard that some Giro Benefit helmets manufactured previous to January 2023 might have a problem with the helmet straps, with straps vulnerable to disengaging from the helmet when ‘pulled with comparatively little power’ in response to the recall discover. This clearly posses a threat of extra damage, and probably compromises the safety the helmet would supply within the occasion of a crash.
Giro Biking do level out that there have been no ‘incidents within the subject’ associated to this subject, which we interpret to imply that the strap hasn’t disengaged for any riders whereas driving or throughout a crash.
How do I do know if my helmet is affected by the recall discover?
Giro states that discover solely impacts helmets manufactured previous to January 2023, and bought in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. It’s solely the Giro Benefit helmet that’s affected, which could be recognized by the mannequin identify ‘Benefit’ which needs to be seen on the rear and facet of the helmet, and which can also be on a sticker on the interior facet of the helmet. This sticker can even have ‘GH230’ on it.
What do I do if my helmet is a part of the recall discover?
Giro recommends that anybody with a helmet affected by the recall discover ought to cease utilizing the helmet quick, and make contact with Giro by way of one of many following strategies:
- Name (800)456-2355, possibility 4, between 8am and 5pm CT Monday to Friday
- E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In case your helmet is affected, Giro will present a like-for-like alternative; a helmet of the identical mannequin and dimension, which has been checked and validated as not being affected by this manufacturing defect.