Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
The Helmet Update
Volume 36, #7, October 1, 2018
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Lazer recalls four helmet models
The Belgian company Lazer (owned by Shimano) has issued a recall for its Blade, Magma, Elle and Jade bicycle helmets sold
since January 2015. The helmets have a model sticker inside saying "Model LZB-08"
Two German bike magazines (Mountainbike and RoadBIKE) reported in their April 2018 issues strap failures of the European
version, with straps pulling out of the shell during the rolloff (stability) test. The Lazer recall notice was issued six
The helmets have CEN or CPSC stickers inside, but do not meet the strap strength requirements of the standard, and strap
anchors can pull out during testing. Lazer says they are not aware of any incidents or injuries in the field involving
Lazer is replacing the recalled helmets with Blade+ and Magma+ versions, with a redesigned strap anchor.
Here is the recall notice on Lazer's site
And here is the
recall notice issued by CPSC
more than three weeks later, on October 25.