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Recall of Whitewater Kayak and Rafting Helmets & Helmet Accessories
WRSI Recalls Kayaking and Rafting Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product:Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting Helmets
Hazard:The chinstrap buckle can fail, posing a head injury hazard to users.
Remedy: refund or replacement
Consumer Contact:WRSI; toll-free at (888) 441-1041, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email email@example.com, or online at www.whitewaterhelmets.com and click on "Safety Alert" at the center of the home page for more information.
This is a recall affecting Canada and the United States regarding the following products
This recall involves WRSI Moment and Trident models whitewater kayaking and rafting helmets. They have a black chinstrap with a black plastic buckle and were sold in sizes S/M and M/L. "WRSI" is printed under or on top of the helmet's visor. WRSI's "Wave Logo" is visible on the back of the Moment helmet. "WRSI" is printed vertically on the back of the Trident helmet. The part number is printed on the hang tag of both models. Helmets in the following colors or color combinations and sizes, and with the part numbers listed below, are being recalled:
Model Color and Size Part Number
without vents) Glossy red - S/M 852145003633 and 852145003657
Glossy red - M/L 852145003602 and 852145003619
Matte black - S/M 852145003626 and 852145003640
Matte black - M/L 852145003589 and 852145003596
Trident Black Rasta - M/L 852145003411
Black with pinstripe - S/M 852145003466
Black with pinstripe - M/L 852145003367
Blue/Carbon - S/M 852145003459
Blue/Carbon - M/L 852145003398
Green/Army green - S/M 852145003480
Green/Army green - M/L 852145003381
Green/Carbon - S/M 852145003442
Green/Carbon - M/L 852145003404
Red/Burnt red - S/M 852145003473
Red/Burnt red - M/L 852145003374
WRSI is aware of 10 incidents of chinstrap failures. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should stop using the helmets immediately and contact WRSI for a free replacement or full refund.
Northwest River Supplies and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at WRSI Safety | Whitewater Helmets | Rescue Gear from March 2012 through November 2012 for between $140 and $170.
Whitewater Technology Associates, LC, dba Whitewater Research & Safety Institute (WRSI), of Park City, Utah.