NRS has recalled their water sports helmets, as the rivets holding the chin strap to the helmet can fail, causing the helmet to fall off in an incident, posing a potential injury hazard to users.
The company has received 4 reports of the helmet’s rivets failing, but no injuries have been reported yet. Consumers should stop using the recalled helmets and return them to the place of purchase or NRS for a free replacement helmet or a full refund. The helmets were purchased from Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Store, NRS, Outdoorplay, REI and other paddlesports equipment stores nationwide, and online at nrs.com and aire.com from April 2014 to July 2014. Their cost was around $60.
The 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.
NRS Inc., of Moscow, Idaho
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 [email protected], or online at www.nrs.com and click on “Voluntary Recall” for more information.