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Pro-Tec Recalls Multisport Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury


Recall Date: September 25, 2017

Recall Number: 17-232

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Multisport helmets

Hazard: The buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to Pro-Tec for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Pro-Tec toll-free at 844-368-3695 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on CPSC Safety Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 4,600

This recall involves Pro-Tec City Lite and Pro-Tec Street Lite adult multisport helmets. The helmets have chin straps secured by plastic buckles and were sold in sizes S, M, L, and XL. The same buckle was used on all sizes of both helmets. The buckle bears the markings “ERGO-LOK” and the “UTX D-FLEX” logo. A label on the inside of the helmet reads “Pro-Tec City Lite” or “Pro-Tec Street Lite.” The recalled helmets have a date code inside on the EPS liner in the format MM/DD/YYYY-090EO. There are two vent holes in the back of the helmet. The left vent hole has either an LED light or a plastic insert. The City Lite helmet was sold in rubber black and gloss white, and the Street Lite helmet was sold in rubber black, rubber red and gloss white.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At:
McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods, Quality Bicycle Products, Uncle Funky’s Boards, and other sports specialty stores nationwide and online at and from February 2016 through January 2017 for about $80 for the City Lite helmet, and about $60 for the Street Lite helmet.

Pro-Tec, a division of Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Manufactured In: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.