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NRS Recalls Water Sports Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: NRS water sports helmets

Hazard: The rivets holding the chin strap to the helmet can fail and cause the helmet to fall off in an incident, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy: Refund, replace

Consumer Contact: 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 service@nrs.com, or online at www.nrs.com and click on "Voluntary Recall" for more information.

Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/NRS-Recalls-Water-Sports-Helmets/

Recall Details

Units: About 3,300

Description: This 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 yellow. "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.  

Incidents/Injuries: NRS has received four reports of the helmet's rivets failing. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to the place where purchased or NRS for a free replacement helmet or a full refund.

Sold at: Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Store, NRS, Outdoorplay, REI and other paddlesports equipment stores nationwide and online at nrs.com and aire.com from April 2014 through July 2014 for about $60.

Importer: NRS Inc., of Moscow, Idaho

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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