Louis Garneau Recalls Bicycle Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

Recall Summary

Recall Date: March 15, 2018

Recall Number: 18-125                                  

Name of Product: Bicycle helmets

Hazard: The bicycle helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Louis Garneau for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.   

Consumer Contact:

Louis Garneau at 800-448-1984 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.garneau.com/us/en/ and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos available at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Louis-Garneau-Recalls-Bicycle-Helmets-Due-to-Risk-of-Head-Injury

Recall Details

Units: About 650 in the U.S. (In addition, about 550 were sold in Canada.)


This recall involves Louis Garneau Course Helmets with model number LG1261 printed on the inside of the helmet. “Garneau,” “Course” and “LG” are printed on both sides of the recalled bicycle helmets. They were sold in matte black and matte fluo yellow. The manufacturer’s date and serial number are printed on a sticker inside the helmet.

Only lot and serial numbers listed below are included in the recall.

Helmet Lot/ Manufacturer’s Date/ Serial Number Range available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Louis-Garneau-Recalls-Bicycle-Helmets-Due-to-Risk-of-Head-Injury

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Authorized bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2015 through January 2018 for between $180 and $240.

Importer: Louis Garneau USA Inc., of Derby, Vt.

Manufacturer: Strategic Sports Limited, of China

Manufactured in: China