The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 650 Louis Garneau Course Bike Helmets. The helmets have model number LG1261 printed on the inside of the helmet. An additional 550 units have been recalled in Canada. The bicycle helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.
The bikes were manufactured in China by Strategic Sports Limited, of China and imported by Louis Garneau USA, Inc. They were sold at authorized bicycle dealers from December 2015 through January 2018. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the CPSC. Consumers should immediately stop using this product.
Who Has Already Been Affected?
More than 500,000 people each year end up in the emergency room due to bike accident-related injuries. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has implemented mandatory federal safety standards for the manufacturing and sale of bicycle helmets that are designed to protect consumers and children against injuries.
Accessible Resources for those Injured from Bicycle Helmets
Parents and care providers should report dangerous products and product-related injuries to the CPSC by going online to www.SaferProducts.gov or calling CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772. Our firm is an experienced product liability firm that has represented thousands of people injured due to the negligence.
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