Pro-Tec, a division of Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, California, is recalling about 4,600 of the “City Lite” and “Street Lite” LED light-up multi-sport helmets for adults due to the risk of a severe head injury.
No injuries were reported, but the buckle could potentially break in a serious accident and result in an injury. According to the recall notice:
The buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury.”
This recall involves Pro-Tec City Lite and Pro-Tec Street Lite adult multi-sport helmets with chin straps secured by plastic buckles. The same buckle was used on all sizes of both helmets.
The buckle bears the markings “ERGO-LOK” and the “UTX D-FLEX” logo. A label on the inside of the helmet reads “Pro-Tec City Lite” or “Pro-Tec Street Lite.” There are two vent holes in the back of the helmet. The left vent hole has either an LED light or a plastic insert.
They were sold from February 2016 through January 2017 at McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods, Quality Bicycle Products, Uncle Funky’s Boards, online at Amazon.com and ProtecB2C.com. The City Lite helmet cost about $80 and the Street Lite Helmet cost about $60.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to Pro-Tec for a full refund.
For more information, contact Pro-Tec toll-free at 844-368-3695 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.protecbrand.com” and click on “CPSC Safety Recall.”