Sweet Protection has recalled its Ripper Jr, Ripper MIPS Jr and Ripper MIPS bicycle helmets in the United States after they failed to comply with US federal CPSC safety standards and therefore pose a risk of head injury. All 3 models are tested and certified according to the European standard for bicycle helmets, EN1078 and were intended only for sale in the European market.The Ripper MIPS is Sweet’s budget helmet that is designed for mountain biking and commuting and costs $ 89.95. The Ripper Jr is a version of this helmet for young riders with a height of up to 53cm, the standard version costs $ 49.95 and the MIPS version is $ 79.95. The recall notice states, “The Ripper Jr. and Ripper MIPS Jr. helmets were sold in one size, adjusting the head circumference from 48 cm to 53 cm (18.9 to 20.9 inches). The Ripper MIPS helmet was sold in one size, adjusted head. circumference of 53cm to 61cm (20.9 to 24.0 inch). 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 manufacture date imprinted on the inside of the helmet with 2019 as the year of production and a number between 9 and 12 as the month of production. “Approximately 300 helmets have been sold in the United States and if you own any of the recalled helmets it is advisable to immediately stop using it and return it to the store where it was purchased or contact the Active Brands or Sweet Protection distributor. Customers will receive a full refund for the recalled helmet.
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