Potentially Unsafe Maxxum Helmet Recalled by Rollerblade USA

Potentially Unsafe Maxxum Helmet Recalled by Rollerblade USA
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April 13, 2016

Rollerblade USA has announced a recall for a defective safety product.

The company is recalling its Maxxum model helmets. The helmet's plastic shell can crack where the straps attach, causing the helmet to shift and move on the wearer's head. This can result in a head injury hazard to the user in the event of a fall.

Rollerblade is printed on the side of the affected helmet, a white inline skate logo is printed on the back, and a label on the inside of the helmet contains the model number YJ-219 and production date of October 2014 or earlier. The SKU number 06520210100 is printed on the helmet's box.

About 500 helmets are subject to the recall. No injuries have been reported in connection with the defect.

Consumers could purchase the item at Inline Warehouse, Paragon Athletic Goods, Summit Sports and other sporting goods stores and Rollerblade helmet dealers nationwide from November 2014 through January 2016 for about $60. The helmet was also sold by select online retailers.

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact Rollerblade USA by phone at (800) 232-7655 or by email at RCS@Rollerblade.com.