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Damaged Giro helmet due to accident today

Old 05-09-13, 11:36 AM
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Damaged Giro helmet due to accident today

Hi All,

was enjoying a hell of a ride today over here in Switzerland but was involved in an accident during a descent whereby I slid off the road and hit a fence.

Thankfully my helmet and my hip bore the brunt of the damage, which could have been so much worse than it actually was.

My question is this. Do Giro offer any kind of replacement due to accident here in Europe?

Thank you
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Old 05-09-13, 11:46 AM
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From the Giro website.

Q:
Does Giro have a crash replacement program?

A:
Giro is interested in your safety and in advancing our state-of-the-art in
head protection. If your helmet is involved in an accident you may be able to
get a credit toward a new helmet from Giro by doing the following:

Send us:
a. Your damaged helmet
b. A copy of your
dated cash register receipt
c. A letter describing your accident (in as much
detail as possible)

Ship to:
GIRO
Consumer Service
735 Pacesetter
Drive
Rantoul, IL 61866

If you have any questions about this program please call us at (800) 456-2355 or e-mail us at
giro-consumersupport@eastonbellsports.com. Crash replacement program is
available to U.S. customers only. Customers outside the U.S. should call (800) 456-2355 or e-mail us
for information on the crash replacement program applicable to them.

Remember: NEVER wear a helmet that’s been involved in an accident.
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Old 05-09-13, 11:55 AM
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It's 30% off full MSRP. Discounted helmets do not qualify. You can easily find a replacement for 30% or more off MSRP without having to deal with sending your dead helmet.
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Old 05-09-13, 12:13 PM
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Dead helmets are trophies! Sorry to hear about the crash. I just replaced my crashed Giro with the exact same model.
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Dead helmets are trophies!
Agreed, 30% off msrp is not worth sending your helmet in.

Much better deals to be had on last years models...
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Hang the old helmet on a wall in your living room. It makes a nice conversation piece.
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European accidents are the worst for helmet replacement policies. Forget the Giro and buy a LAS.
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