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Head USA Recalls Ski and Snowboard Helmets

  • Head ski and snowboard helmets
  • “Production Code: Dec. 2014” is printed on a sticker that can be found by lifting the lining above the right earpiece.
Name of Product:
Ski and snowboard helmets
Hazard:
The helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety standards for helmets, posing a risk of head injury.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 04, 2016
Units:
About 260 in the United States (in addition, 180 were sold in Canada).
Consumer Contact

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.

Recall Details

Description:

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.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Head USA to receive a free replacement helmet. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Specialty ski and snowboard shops and online from January 2015 through December 2015 for between $80 and $120.
Importer(s):

Head USA, of Boulder, Colo. 

Distributor(s):
Head USA, of Boulder, Colo.
Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Recall number:
16-093
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