Bell Sports Recalls Giro Merit Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

Name of Product: Giro Merit Bicycle Helmets
Hazard: The recalled helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
Remedy: Refund or Replace
Recall Date: June 08, 2023
Units: About 15,000 (In addition, about 1,465 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall only involves Giro Merit helmets manufactured prior to January 2023.  The recalled Giro Merit helmet can be identified by the model’s name “Merit” on the rear/side of the helmet. It can also be identified by the inner helmet sticker which has the model’s name “Merit” written on it and also GH230.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Giro Merit helmets and contact Giro for a free replacement helmet or a full refund.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Epicenter Cycling, Freewheel Bike West Bank, Velotech and other stores nationwide, online at, and other websites from September 2021 through January 2023 for about $220.
Importer(s): Bell Sports Inc., of Scotts Valley, California
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 23-216


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