Trek Bontrager WaveCel: A "Safer" Helmet or An Unproven, Overpriced Lie?
In March of 2019, cycling giant Trek introduced a new, “safer” helmet to glowing media coverage and a huge amount of hype. The Bontrager WaveCel bicycle helmet, Trek claimed, represented the biggest advancement in protection against cycling concussions in history. According to Trek, a rider wearing one of these helmets, which cost between $150 to $300, was “up to 48 times less likely” to get a concussion from common cycling accidents compared with a standard foam bike helmet. These claims were based on a study published in the scientific journal “Accident Analysis & Prevention”, a study which Kazerouni Law Group, APC, believes does little to prove Trek’s marketing claims. If you purchased a Trek Bontrager WaveCel, you may be eligible for compensation. Click here for a free case evaluation!
Unproven, Misleading Claims Of Safety
Contrary to Trek’s claims, the study was not performed on one of their new, expensive Bontrager WaveCel helmets- it was performed on a different type of helmet entirely, one that was modified to include WaveCel cushioning. Furthermore, the types of impacts the test dummy was subjected to are not ones typical of a “common bicycle accident”, and did not take into account the way a helmet may shift during an impact.
Kazerouni Law Group, APC, believes that Trek knowingly misled consumers about the safety of their product in an attempt to justify their product’s high price. By claiming the Bontrager WaveCel helmet could effectively reduce concussion risk, they capitalized on consumer safety concerns to sell an overpriced and unproven helmet design.
You May Be Eligible For Compensation
If you or a loved one purchased a Trek Bontrager WaveCel helmet, you may be eligible for compensation. Trek knowingly and willfully violated consumer law by misleading consumers into purchasing an overpriced helmet based on spurious safety claims. Contact us today for a free case evaluation- you will not pay a dime until we win or settle your case. You can fill out our free case evaluation form below, or call us now at 1-800-778-2065