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RECALL:  Bell Slope Adult Helmets-can fail to protect in event of a crash posing a risk of head injury

1/4/24  The Bell Slope Adult Helmet strap anchor can become dislodged from the helmet when sufficient force is applied, violating the CPSC federal safety regulation for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.


This recall only involves Bell Slope adult bicycle helmets. The helmets were sold in dark green and light blue. The recalled Bell Slope helmets can be identified by the inner helmet sticker which has the model’s name “Slope” and B1161X written on it. Only adult sized Bell Slope Helmets are affected by this recall.


About 11,000 helmets were sold at:  Target, Fred Meyer, Academy, other stores nationwide and other websites from January 2023 through April 2023 for about $30. 


No incidents or injuries were reported.



Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Bell Adult Slope helmets and contact Bell Sports for a refund. To receive a refund, consumers should destroy the helmet by cutting off the straps and upload photos of the helmet with the straps cut to to prove destruction, then dispose of the recalled helmet.



Bell Helmets at 800-456-2355 (Option 3) between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on the recall banner at the top of the home page for more information.


Importer(s):  Bell Sports Inc., Irvine, California

Manufactured InRantoul, Illinois


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