WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Smith-Recalls-Ski-and-Snowboard-Helmets
Name of Product: Quantum ski and snowboard helmets
Hazard: The buckle on the helmet can disengage, posing a risk of head injury.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Smith for instructions on returning the helmet, free of cost, to Smith for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Smith toll-free at 833-459-0417 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.smithoptics.com and click on the recall link at the bottom center of the page for more information.
Units: About 7,000 (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves all 2016 and 2017 Smith Quantum ski and snowboard helmets. They were sold in in sizes S, M, L and XL in matte black/charcoal, matte white/charcoal, matte Fire (red) /charcoal, matte Klein Blue (blue), matte olive green, matte Reactor (bright green) /black and matte Thunder gray (gray) color combinations. Smith Quantum is printed on a label inside the helmet along with the manufacturing dates.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Specialty ski and snowboard shops and by major retailers such as REI, online at Backcountry.com, Smithoptics.com, and other online retailers, from October 2016 through July 2017 for about $300.
Importer/Distributor: Smith Sport Optics Inc., Clearfield, Utah
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64358r-eng.php
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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