Xenith Announces Recall of 6k Youth & Varsity Football Helmets due to Head Injury Hazard
Xenith, LLC of Detroit, MI, has voluntarily issued a recall of their Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity, and Youth football helmets due to head injury hazard. The helmets in question have a gloss or metallic-painted poly carbonate shell and were sold or factory-reconditioned between May 1, 2015 and March 18, 2016.
Xenith received 29 different reports of the helmets cracking during normal and intended use. To date, they have not received any injury reports. According to a statement by Xenith President Ryan Sullivan, ‘a flex additive chemical compound, which prevents other coating components from causing embrittlement of the shell material, was not included in the paint mixture for gloss and metallic painted helmets from May 2015 through March 2016.’ They corrected the issue beginning in March, but made the decision to recall the affected helmets out of safety concern for their customers.
Xenith will replace the affected helmets at no charge to their customers. To determine if your child’s helmet is included in the recall, visit www.xenith.com/recall.
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