NRS Recalls Water Sports Helmets

Published 09/03 2014 07:14AM

Updated 09/03 2014 07:19AM

NRS Recalls about 3,300 Water Sports Helmets.

The rivets holding the chin strap to the helmet can fail and cause the helmet to fall off in an incident, posing a risk of head injury.

This recall involves NRS "Chaos Side Cut" helmets used for water sports, including rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddling and canoeing. The helmet's hard shell is available in yellow, red, blue or white. "NRS" is printed on the front and back of the helmet. The recalled helmets have a black "Boa" dial-fit retention harness inside at the back of the helmet. "Boa" is printed on the dial. "Chaos" and PO#39225 are printed on a white sticker inside of the helmet. Helmets with an "Inspected" sticker inside the shell under the Boa dial are not included in this recall.

They were sold at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Store, NRS, Outdoorplay, REI and other paddlesports equipment stores nationwide and online at and from April 2014 through July 2014 for about $60.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to the place where purchased or NRS for a free replacement helmet or a full refund.

Consumer Contact:  NRS at (800) 635-5202 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, email or online at and click on "Voluntary Recall" for more information.

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