Xenith football helmets recalled for head injury hazard

Xenith Epic Varsity Football Helmet. Photo courtesy of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  
Xenith Epic Varsity Football Helmet. Photo courtesy of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  

- A sports equipment company is recalling more than 5,000 varsity and youth football helmets because the shells of the helmets can crack, posing a risk of head injury to players. 

Michigan-based Xenith is recalling their Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity and X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets sold between May 1, 2015 and March 18, 2016, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The helmets were sold through team dealers and direct school sales, as well as at several sporting goods stores and online.

The company received 29 reports of cracking helmets, but no head injuries were reported.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says football players should immediately stop using the recalled helmets. Players, coaches and parents can contact Xenith to receive a free new replacement helmet.

A complete list of the serial numbers included in the recall can be found here.


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