Thursday, August 28, 2014

NRS Recalls Water Sports Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

NRS Recalls Water Sports Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

Recall Summary

Name of product:
NRS water sports helmets
Hazard:
The rivets holding the chin strap to the helmet can fail and cause the helmet to fall off in an incident, posing a risk of head injury.
Consumer Contact:
NRS at (800) 635-5202 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, email service@nrs.com, or online at www.nrs.com and click on “Voluntary Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units
About 3,300
Description
This recall involves NRS “Chaos Side Cut” helmets used for water sports, including rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddling and canoeing. The helmet’s hard shell is available in yellow, red, blue or white. “NRS” is printed on the front and back of the helmet.  The recalled helmets have a black “Boa” dial-fit retention harness inside at the back of the helmet. “Boa” is printed on the dial. “Chaos” and PO#39225 are printed on a white sticker inside of the helmet. Helmets with an “Inspected” sticker inside the shell under the Boa dial are not included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries
NRS has received four reports of the helmet’s rivets failing. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to the place where purchased or NRS for a free replacement helmet or a full refund.
Sold at
Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Store, NRS, Outdoorplay, REI and other paddlesports equipment stores nationwide and online at nrs.com and aire.com from April 2014 through July 2014 for about $60.
Importer
NRS Inc., of Moscow, Idaho
Manufactured in
China


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