The Cycle Force company has issued a recall Ventura Adult Bike Helmets because some of them do not comply with the positional stability requirement of the 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.
About 1,750 total helmets were recalled.
This recall involves helmets in size Medium (M), fitting a head circumference of about 21¼ to 22¾ inches, with model numbers 731434, 731436, 733192 or 733194.
The model numbers are located on a manufacturer sticker inside the helmets. The recalled helmets were sold in white carbon, neon yellow and white/pink and white/orange color combinations. The helmets have a removable black visor, black straps and a black buckle. Ventura is written on the front of the helmet visor and on the left and right sides of the helmet.
A factory production sticker is also located inside the helmet with a product code beginning with S-166 followed by the month/year of production (from October 2017 through January 2023).
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Cycle Force for a full refund.
To receive a refund, consumers should destroy the helmet by cutting off the straps, complete the form at www.bikeaidonline.com/recall-ventura-sport-helmet, email photos of the helmet with the straps cut off to firstname.lastname@example.org to prove destruction, and then dispose of the recalled helmet. Cycle Force is contacting all purchasers directly.
The helmets were sold at Home Depot, JCPenney, Kohls, Play It Again Sports, and independent sports and bicycle stores nationwide and online at InGearOutfitters.com, Walmart.com and Amazon.com from October 2017 through January 2023 for about $40.