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RECALL: Mountain Equipment Co-op Speed Kids Bike Helmets

hook-and-loop tab defect

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has recalled its speed kids cycling helmets with the style number 5036-593 as follows:

SKU - Colour

  • 438144 - Pink castle
  • 438145 - Blue/green alligator
  • 467861 - Light blue cats
  • 467862 - Pink/flower print
  • 438146 - Race cars
  • 438147 - Red

The helmets may be difficult to adjust and in some cases, the hook-and-loop (Velcro®) tabs peeled off the helmet, leaving the fit ring partially or fully detached.

While neither Health Canada nor MEC has received any related reports of incidents or injuries, customers are advised to stop using the bike helmets and return them to MEC for a full refund.

For further information, customers can call the MEC customer service centre at 1-888-847-0770, Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST, and Saturday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST, by email or via the company's website.

Between April 24 and September 14, 2015, approximately 4,470 helmets were sold in Canada.

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