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Sweet Protection recalls three helmet models

Published August 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling three Active Brand AS Sweet Protection bicycle helmet models because they do not comply with U.S. safety standards and pose a risk of head injury.

The models are the Ripper Jr., Ripper MIPS Jr., and Ripper MIPS helmets. The Ripper Jr. and Ripper MIPS Jr. were sold in one size, fitting head circumference from 48 cm to 53 cm (18.9 to 20.9 inches). The Ripper MIPS was sold in one size, fitting head circumference from 53 cm to 61 cm (20.9 to 24.0 inches).

The helmets were sold in matte colors: black, white, blue, gray, green, pink, and purple. "Sweet Protection" is printed on the side of the helmets. All helmets have the manufacturing date printed inside with 2019 as the production year and a number between 9 and 12 as the production month.

The model name is printed on a label on the rear back side of the helmet. The helmets are tested and certified according to the European standard for bicycle helmets, EN1078, and were only meant to be sold in the European market.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to the store where sold or contact Active Brands/Sweet Protection for a full refund.

More information: CPSC recall page.

The recalled Ripper MIPS Jr. model.

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