Head USA Recalls Ski and Snowboard Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

Feb 04, 2016, 14:12 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Head-USA-Recalls-Ski-and-Snowboard-Helmets/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Ski and snowboard helmets

Hazard: The helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety standards for helmets, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy: Replacement

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Head USA to receive a free replacement helmet.

Consumer Contact: Head USA at 800-874-3235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.head.com then click on Customer Service and then on 2015 Helmet Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 260 in the United States (in addition, 180 were sold in Canada).

Description: This recall involves six models of HEAD ski and snowboard helmets:  Agent, Alia, Andor, Arise, Arosa and Avril. They were sold in sizes M/L and XL/XXL in black, blue, green, white and yellow, with straps in a variety of colors. HEAD, the model name, size and "Production Code: Dec. 2014" are printed on stickers that can be found by lifting the lining above the right earpiece.  

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Specialty ski and snowboard shops and online from January 2015 through December 2015 for between $80 and $120.

Importer/Distributor: Head USA, of Boulder, Colo.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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