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NRS Water Sports Helmets Recalled- Head Injury Risk

Brigitte Barrera2 years ago

NRS Inc., of Moscow, Idaho has issued a voluntary recall on some water sports helmets.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the helmet can fall off due to the rivets that hold the chin strap to the helmet failing.

Description of the NRS Helmets

  • The helmets, also known as “Chaos Side Cut” helmets, are used in water sports such as rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddling and canoeing.
  • The helmets’ hard shell is available in 4 colors: yellow, red, blue or white.
  • The “Boa” dial-fit retention harness at the back on the inside of the helmet is black. The dial is labeled “Boa’.
  • NRS can be found on the front and back of the helmet.
  • Helmets have significant markings printed on a white sticker inside the helmet that read “Chaos” and PO#39225.
  • For approximately $60, the helmets could be bought at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Store, NRS, Outdoor play, REI and other paddle sports equipment stores nationally and online at and
  • The helmets were sold April 2014 through July 2014.

About The NRS Helmet Recall

The rivets that attach the chin strap to the helmet are failing causing the helmet to become unsecured and fall.

Four incidents have been reported of the rivets failing. No injuries were sustained in these incidents.

Only about 3,300 helmets are being recalled. NRS water sport helmets with an “Inspected” sticker, found underneath the Boa dial in the shell, are not a part of the recall.

NRS Inc. is offering a full refund or a replacement helmet to consumers who have purchased the recalled product.


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