JBM recalls 5,300 adult bike helmets

Photo source: CPSC

The helmets can fail to protect in a crash

JBM International Electric of Newark, Del., is recalling about 5,300 adult bike helmets.

The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and labeling and certification requirements of the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets.

Thus, they 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 JBM International Adult Bike Helmets, labeled as “free size,” fitting a head circumference of about 22 ¾ to 24 ¼ inches.

The helmets were sold in Black/Black, Pink/Black, Green/White, Yellow/Black, Orange/Black, Red /Black, Red/White, Black/White, Blue/White, Purple/Yellow, Silver. They have black and silver straps and a red buckle.

“JBM” and an accompanying logo are printed on the sides of the helmet. Batch code JPG-89 is printed on a label on the inside of the helmet. The model and date can be found on a separate label on the inside of the helmet.

Models JBM-A51, JBM-A53, JBM-A96, JBM-A97, JBM-A98, JBM-A99, JBM-A100, JBM-A101, JBM-A252, JBM-A253, JBM-A254, and JBM-A255 with production date 202110 are included in this recall.

The helmets, manufactured in China, were sold online at Amazon.com from March 2022 through January 2023 for about $24.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact JBM International for a full refund.

Consumers should destroy the recalled helmet by cutting off the straps and email a photo of the helmet with the straps cut off to jbmgearcs@gmail.com, then dispose of the recalled helmets after submitting proof of destruction.

JBM International is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact JBM International Electric by email at jbmgearcs@gmail.com or online at the JBM International page on Amazon.com.

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