Football season is in full swing, so many Cobb County parents spend their
weekends at practices and games for their children. In an effort to help
protect you and your family, we bring up topic of a recent football helmet
recall by Xenith, LLC of Detroit, MI. The company has voluntarily recalled
a small percentage of youth and Varsity helmets that may affect your child.
The defective helmets would have a metallic-painted or gloss polycarbonate
shell. The company determined that the defect was due to a chemical compount
not being added as it shoudl have been, allowing the breakdown of materials.
Recalled models include, X2 Varsity, Epic Varsity, X2E Varsity, and Youth
helmets. The helmets would have been sold from May 1, 2015 through March 8, 2016.
Fortunately, there have been no injuries reported – but Xenith has
received 29 complaints of helmets cracking; which could cause head injuries.
Nearly 6,000 helmets have been affected in the recall. If you or someone
you know has purchased one of these helmets within the date range above,
we urge you to cease use immediately and contact the manufacturer. Xenith
will replace the affected helmets at no charge.
To locate a helmet’s model, look inside for a white sticker. If you’re
still uncertain, you can email or text a picture of the serial number to
CheckMyHelmet@xenith.com. If you have questions or further concerns, contact Xenith at 1-800-956-9022.
While football is a game that many enjoy, there are many possibilities
of injury. Not only can the impact of the game cause injury, but recalls
such as this show that the equipment can as well. If you or someone you
know have been injured due to defective equipment, please call Jones &
Swanson at 770-427-5498 for a free consultation.