Louis Garneau Bike Helmets Recalled After Failing Cold-Weather Test
About 1,180 bike helmets have been recalled because they may fail to protect the rider from head injuries.
According to a release from Louis Garneau USA, bike helmets that were retested failed a cold-condition test, leading the company to believe there is some degradation of the helmet over time. In cold temperatures, the helmets can fail to protect the wearer from head injuries.
No injuries, however, have been reported.
Cyclists should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to Louis Garneau USA for a refund or replacement with a similar helmet.
The recall affects Louis Garneau P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmets with model number 1405362. The helmets are shaped like tear drops with a rounded front and a short, tapered tail. The word 'Garneau' is located on both sides of the helmet and the Louis Garneau logo is on the front under the vent. Recalled helmets have the manufacture date 'Jan. 2014' on a sticker inside the helmet.
The helmets were sold at independent bicycle dealers nationwide and online from January 2014 through September 2014 for between $280 and $350.
Louis Garneau USA can be contacted by phone at (800) 448-1984.