Around 1,180 Louis Garneau P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmets have been recalled. In cold temperatures, the helmets can fail to protect the wearer from impact injuries.
None have been reported, but consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to Louis Garneau USA for a refund or replacement with a similar helmet.
The recall concerns Louis Garneau P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmets with model number 1405362. The helmets are shaped like tear drops with a rounded front and a short, tapered tail. The outer shells of the helmets are made of polycarbonate and have a built-in visor system, dimples on the top like those on a golf ball, a small rectangular vent in the front and a triangular vent in the rear. The helmets came in three color schemes: black with red and white designs, white with blue and gray designs, and white with silver and white designs. The word “Garneau” is located on both sides of the helmet and the Louis Garneau logo is on the front under the vent. Recalled helmets have the manufacture date “Jan. 2014” on a sticker inside the helmet, and were purchased from independent bicycle dealers nationwide and online at Louisgarneau.com from January 2014 to September 2014, for $280 to $350.
Louis Garneau USA Inc., of Derby, Vt.
Louis Garneau USA at (800) 448-1984 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at www.louisgarneau.com/us-en/ and click on the Customer Service tab and then on the Recall tab for more information.