Posted on: May 9, 2011
Skiers might not be hitting the slopes in this weather, but they still need to pay attention to their well being. A recent recall of ski helmets might mean the difference between keeping them safe next winter or not.
According to news reports, Uvex Funride Ski Helmets are being recalled because they provide insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard. Approximately 800 helmets are affected by the recall.
So far, no personal injuries have been reported in connection to the faulty product, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.
Here’s a description of the product:
Uvex Funride ski helmets come in two adult sizes XS-M, and L-XL. Individual sizing is adjusted by a small dial located at the rear of the helmet. The helmets feature a chin strap, ear protection and the word “Uvex” printed toward the back of the helmet. The interior label on affected helmets bears the code “S-58B” or “S-58C”. The helmet comes in the following colors and designs: solids in black, white, silver; carbon look matte in white or black; golden flower decal in white or black.
As a Walterboro personal injury attorney , I urge consumers to stop using this product to protect themselves from potentially serious injuries.
While we don’t handle this kind of recall we feel that it’s important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact an Walterboro personal injury lawyer who can help.