Xenith Recalls 5,900 Football Helmets
About The Football Helmets Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the shells of the football helmets can crack, which can cause a risk of head injuries to football players.
The football helmets were sold through team dealers and direct school sales, BSN, Buddy’s All Stars, Carey’s Sporting Goods, End Zone Sports, and Sports, Inc., and online at Eastbay.com, Footlocker.com, SafetyFirstSports.com, SportsUnlimitedInc.com, and Xenith.com between May 2015 and March 2016. The prices of the football helmets were between $140 and $400.
Football players should immediately stop using these recalled helmets. Players, parents, and coaches should contact Xenith to receive their free new replacement helmet.
Incidents and Serious Injuries Reported
- The firm has received 29 reports of cracking helmets.
- There are no injuries reported.
Description of The Football Helmet Product
Information below provided by the US CPSC:
- The recall involves Xenith Epic Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets with a gloss shell sold between May 1, 2015 and March 18, 2016.
- The helmets were sold in multiple sizes depending on the model, and in varying colors and custom-paint designs.
- The helmets have a facemask and chin cup, available in different styles and varying colors. Some also have an optional eye shield.
- The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet. The complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is found at www.xenith.com/recall.