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SCOTT Recalls Vanish Evo Bicycle Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

Name of Product: 2015 SCOTT® Vanish Evo Bicycle Helmets

Hazard: The bicycle helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycle helmet and take it to an authorized SCOTT dealer for a refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: Scott USA toll-free at (888) 607-8365 extension 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email recall@scott-sports.com, or online at http://www.scott-sports.com and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 1,450

Description: The helmets have the brand name “SCOTT” printed on the outer shell of the helmet on the left side. For the Vanish Evo black and grey helmets, the lettering is black; for the Vanish Evo white and grey helmets, the lettering is white. The following serial number ranges are included in this recall: 2014-06/009359 through 2014-09/027210. The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the back of the helmet.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Authorized SCOTT dealers nationwide and online from July 2014 through December 2014 for about $200.

Importer: Scott USA, Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah

Manufactured in: China

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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For Retailers

Recalls Call for Retailer Action

A recall leads to lawsuits because injuries are connected to the product being recalled thus a lawsuit. Plaintiff’s hope the three can be connected

Combination of a Products Liability statute, an Expert Witness Report that was just not direct enough and odd facts holds a retailer liable as manufacture for product defect.

Product Liability takes a different turn. You must pay attention, just not rely on the CPSC.

Retailer has no duty to fit or instruct on fitting bicycle helmet

Summary Judgment granted for bicycle manufacturer and retailer on a breach of warranty and product liability claim.

For Manufacturers

The legal relationship created between manufactures and US consumers

A recall leads to lawsuits because injuries are connected to the product being recalled thus a lawsuit. Plaintiff’s hope the three can be connected

Combination of a Products Liability statute, an Expert Witness Report that was just not direct enough and odd facts holds a retailer liable as manufacture for product defect.

 

 

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