Bell Sports recalls Bell Slope adult bicycle helmets

Photo source: CPSC

The helmets can fail to protect in a crash

Bell Sports of Irvine, Calif., is recalling about 11,000 Bell Slope adult helmets.

The strap anchor can become dislodged from the helmet when sufficient force is applied, and therefore violates the CPSC federal safety regulation for bicycle helmets.

The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Bell Slope adult bicycle helmets sold in dark green and light blue.

The recalled helmets can be identified by the inner helmet sticker which has the model’s name “Slope” and B1161X written on it.

The helmets, manufactured in Rantoul, Ill., were sold at Target, Fred Meyer, Academy, other stores nationwide and other websites from January through April 2023, for about $30.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Bell Sports for a refund.

To receive a refund, consumers should destroy the helmet by cutting off the straps and upload photos of the helmet with the straps cut to to prove destruction, then dispose of the helmet.

Consumers may contact Bell Helmets at (800) 456-2355 (Option 3) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at for more information.

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