The recalled helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
This recall only involves Giro Merit helmets manufactured prior to January 2023.
The recalled Giro Merit helmet can be identified by the model’s name “Merit” on the rear/side of the helmet. It can also be identified by the inner helmet sticker which has the model’s name “Merit” written on it and also GH230.
Name of Product: Giro Merit Bicycle Helmets
Recall Date: June 8, 2023
Recall Number: 23-216
Hazard: The recalled helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
Sold At: Epicenter Cycling, Freewheel Bike West Bank, Velotech and other stores nationwide, online at Giro.com, Backcountry.com and other websites from September 2021 through January 2023 for about $220.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Giro Merit helmets and contact Giro for a free replacement helmet or a full refund.
Units: About 15,000 (In addition, about 1,465 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Directions and Contact
What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?
Giro at 800-456-2355 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or via email at email@example.com, online at https://www.giro.com/news/cycling/merit-helmet-voluntary-recall.html or www.giro.com and click on the recall banner at the top of the home page for more information.
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