Earlier today, it was announced that Uvex Funride Ski Helmets have been recalled. The company initiated the recall because it was found that the helmets might not function as well as intended, which could pose a risk for head injuries. In total, about 800 of the Uvex Funride Ski Helmets are being recalled. As a Weston Product Liability Accident Lawyer, I think that this recall is important, since head injuries are among the most severe injuries imaginable. We trust a helmet to protect our head and brain from traumatic injury, and if this product isn’t functioning properly, then recalling it is the only option.
According to the CPSC Uvex Funride Ski Helmet Recall Release, “The helmet provides insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard.” Clearly, if someone were to fall while skiing, the ability of the helmet to absorb the majority of the impact to the head is critical. From the perspective of a Weston Injury Attorney, the company is doing the right thing by admitting the potential defect. While it might cost them financially in the short run, the potential injuries that could result from this defective product could be quite traumatic.
The company said that it discovered the defect during internal quality control inspections. The company also issued a statement on its Uvex recall page. Fortunately, there haven’t been any injuries associated with this product defect. As a Weston Product Liability Injury Lawyer, I think that as long as the approximately 800 owners of this product find out about the recall before next ski season, then any head injuries should be able to be avoided. Thus, since it is the summer time now, the company should have a good chance of being able to spread the word about the recall before owners of the helmets begin to ski again next season.
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