About 800 Uvex Funride ski helmets are being recalled by Swix Sport, USA of Haverhill, Massachusetts because the recalled helmet provides “insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard.”
Description: 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.
These recalled Uvex helmets were sold at independent retail snowboard and ski shops, and ski rental stores nationwide between January 2009 and April 2011. The price was about $100.
If you own one of these helmets you should return it to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit. Contact Uvex at Swix Sport USA for more information at (800) 343-8335.