WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Name of Product: Football helmets
Hazard: The shells of the football helmets can crack, posing a risk of head injuries to football players.
Football players should immediately stop using the recalled helmets. Players, coaches and parents should contact Xenith to receive a free new replacement helmet.
Consumer Contact: Xenith at 800-956-9022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.xenith.com and click on the "Helmet Shell Recall" link on the homepage for more information.
Units: About 5,900
Description: This recall involves Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets with a gloss or metallic-painted polycarbonate shell sold or factory-reconditioned 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. They have a facemask and a chin cup, available in different styles and varying colors, and may have an optional eye shield. The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet. A complete list of the serial numbers included in this recall is available at www.xenith.com/recall.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received 29 reports of cracking helmets; no injuries reported.
Sold at: Through team dealers and direct school sales, and at BSN, Buddy's All Stars, Carey's Sporting Goods, End Zone Sports and Sports, Inc. and other stores nationwide and online at Eastbay.com, Footlocker.com, SafetyFirstSports.com, SportsUnlimitedInc.com and Xenith.com from May 2015 through March 2016 for between $140 and $400.
Manufacturer: Xenith LLC, of Detroit, Mich.
Manufactured in: U.S.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission