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Bell Sports recalls Giro Merit helmets

Published June 8, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Bell Sports is recalling some Giro Merit helmets because they don't comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's standards and can fail to protect in a crash.

About 15,000 helmets are affected, with about 1,465 sold in Canada. No injuries or incidents have been reported. Cyclists should stop using the helmets and contact Giro for a free replacement or refund. Giro can be reached at 800-456-2355 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email or online.

Bell Sports Inc., of Scotts Valley, California, is the importer of Giro.

The recall involves only those helmets manufactured prior to January 2023. The affected helmets can be identified by the model name "Merit" on the rear side and also by an inner sticker with the model name and "GH230."

The helmets were sold at Epicenter Cycling, Freewheel Bike West Bank, Velotech and other stores nationwide, online at, and other websites from September 2021 through January 2023 for about $220.

More information: CPSC recall page.

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