CPSC Recall - Issued 3/26/2013

WRSI Recalls Kayaking and Rafting Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

Manufacturer: Whitewater Technology Associates, LC
Product: Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting Helmets
Hazard: The chinstrap buckle can fail, posing a head injury hazard to users.
Injuries: WRSI is aware of 10 incidents of chinstrap failures. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves WRSI Moment and Trident models whitewater kayaking and rafting helmets. They have a black chinstrap with a black plastic buckle and were sold in sizes S/M and M/L. "WRSI" is printed under or on top of the helmet's visor. WRSI's "Wave Logo" is visible on the back of the Moment helmet. "WRSI" is printed vertically on the back of the Trident helmet. The part number is printed on the hang tag of both models. Helmets in the following colors or color combinations and sizes, and with the part numbers listed below, are being recalled:
Remedy: Refund/Replace
Sold At: Northwest River Supplies and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.whitewaterhelmet.com from March 2012 through November 2012 for between $140 and $170.
Units: About 2,000 in the United States and 200 in Canada
Consumer Contact: WRSI; toll-free at (888) 441-1041, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email buckle@whitewaterhelmet.com, or online at www.whitewaterhelmets.com and click on "Safety Alert" at the center of the home page for more information.
Company Website: www.whitewaterhelmets.com