Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
The Helmet Update
Volume 36, #3, March 15, 2018
Louis Garneau and Lazer recalls
Louis Garneau recalls their CourseLouis Garneau has recalled all Course helmets produced between September 2015 and September 2016. The recall notice says just that the helmets made during that period do not meet the CPSC standard. Health Canada reports that the shell can weaken over time causing the product to fail impact testing.
The helmets were made for Garneau by Strategic Sports, a respected OEM producer of more than 5 million helmets per year.
The Course is on Amazon at present at about $160.
Lazer Stops Shipment on their Blade and MagmaFollowing notice by two European magazines (RoadBIKE and Mountainbike) that straps on the Lazer Blade were pulling loose from the shell during European-standard testing, Lazer has stopped shipping the Blade and Magma helmets and hints that a recall may be in the works.
The Blade is a compact road model with Lazer's Advanced Rollsys System for its occipital stabilizer straps. Amazon has them on closeout from $50 to $100, and MSRP is $100, or $125 for the MIPS model. The Magma version is an extra-large that fits up to 65cm heads at the same price.
This page was updated on: March 15, 2018.