Safety Recall Alert: woom Children’s Helmets
Kids love bikes, skateboards, you name it! When it comes to safety, a proper helmet can be crucial. Unfortunately, we’re here to tell you about another voluntary safety recall today. This time for select woom children’s helmets.
What is the Reason for the woom Children’s Helmets Recall?
So what is the reason for this recall of woom children’s helmets? Well, basically it comes down to a potential risk of head injuries. Of course, head injuries are a very serious thing.
Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted consumer advocate brands in the nation. Unfortunately, these select woom children’s helmets failed to live up to the challenges of Consumer Reports’ rigorous testing. Additionally, the recalled woom children’s helmets do not meet the federal safety standard.
Between 2010 and 2016, the number of deaths from bicycle incidents across the country increased 28%. The simple fact is that these helmets are designed to prevent head injuries. Wearing a proper bike helmet is the key to child safety. In fact, wearing a safe helmet can reduce brain injury by nearly 60%. This is such an important issue that we even dedicated a full blog post to bike helmet safety.
As for the woom children’s helmets, fortunately no injuries were according to the recall notice. That’s good news, but it’s still a smart idea for parents to follow the instructions of woom’s safety recall.
Which Helmets Where Impacted by the Recall?
The recalled woom children’s helmets were sold in blue, green, purple, red and yellow in size S (for small size). The brand name is prominently displayed on the sides of these products. Additionally, parents should look for an “S” on the back of the product, since only the small-sized helmets are included in this recall.
Here is a closer look at the recalled woom Children’s helmets:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact woom bikes USA for instructions on how to receive a full refund. We’ll include further details below, but woom is also attempting to contact all purchasers directly.
For those worried that they've purchased the recalled helmets, they were sold online for about $70 at us.woombikes.com and Amazon. Additionally, they were sold through BikeShopGirl in Colorado and The Family Bike Collective in California from December 2018 through July 2019.
CPSC Information for Recall
Finally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a full page dedicated to this particular recall. Here is the relevant information to save you time and stress:
Name of product:
The recalled helmets do not meet the federal safety standard, posing a risk of head injury.
August 21, 2020
woom bikes USA toll-free at 855-966-6872 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at https://us.woombikes.com/ and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
This recall involves woom bikes USA children’s helmets. The recalled helmets were sold in blue, green, purple, red and yellow and in size S (for small size). Woom is printed on both sides of the helmets and the size “S” appears on the back of the helmet. Only the small-sized helmets are included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact woom bikes USA for instructions on how to receive a full refund. woom bikes USA is contacting all purchasers directly.