Rollerblade USA Recalls Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 15, 2016

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Rollerblade inline skating helmets

Hazard:  The helmet’s plastic shell can crack where the straps attach, causing the helmet to shift and move on the wearer’s head. This can result in a head injury hazard to the user in the event of a fall.

Consumer Contact:  Rollerblade USA at 800-232-7655 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at www.rollerblade.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 500

Description:  This recall involves black Rollerblade brand Maxxum helmets. “Rollerblade” is printed on the side of the helmet, a white inline skate logo is printed on the back of the helmet and a label on the inside of the helmet contains the model number “YJ-219” and production date of October 2014 or earlier. The SKU number 06520210100 is printed on the helmet’s box.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Sold at:  Inline Warehouse, Paragon Athletic Goods, Summit Sports and other sporting goods stores and Rollerblade helmet dealers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com, www.inlineskates.com, www.inlinewarehouse.com and www.rollerblade.com from November 2014 through January 2016 for about $60.

Importer(s):  Rollerblade USA, of West Lebanon, N.H.

Manufactured in:  China

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