Recall: Head USA Ski and Snowboard Helmets
On 2016-02-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Head USA Ski and Snowboard Helmets due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2015 for about $80 to $120.
About 300 units are involved in this Head USA snowboard recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Skiing/Snowboarding category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety standards for helmets, posing a risk of head injury.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves six models of HEAD ski and snowboard helmets: Agent, Alia, Andor, Arise, Arosa and Avril. They were sold in sizes M/L and XL/XXL in black, blue, green white and yellow, with straps in a variety of colors. HEAD, the model name, size and "Production Code: Dec. 2014" are printed on stickers that can be found by lifting the lining above the right earpiece.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/56992r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Specialty ski and snowboard shops and online from January 2015 through December 2015 for between $80 and $120.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Head USA to receive a free replacement helmet.
Head USA at 800-874-3235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.head.com then click on Customer Service and then on 2015 Helmet Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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