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 compound not being added as it should 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.