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Smith Recalls Ski and Snowboard Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

  • Quantum matte black charcoal
  • Quantum matte fire charcoal
  • Quantum matte klein blue
  • Quantum matte reactor black
  • Quantum matte thunder grey
  • Quantum matte white charcoal
Name of Product:
Quantum ski and snowboard helmets
Hazard:

The buckle on the helmet can disengage, posing a risk of head injury.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
September 07, 2017
Units:
About 7,000 (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Smith toll-free at 833-459-0417 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at recall@smithoptics.com or online at www.smithoptics.com and click on the recall link at the bottom center of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all 2016 and 2017 Smith Quantum ski and snowboard helmets. They were sold in in sizes S, M, L and XL in matte black/charcoal, matte white/charcoal, matte Fire (red) /charcoal, matte Klein Blue (blue), matte olive green, matte Reactor (bright green) /black and matte Thunder gray (gray) color combinations. Smith Quantum is printed on a label inside the helmet along with the manufacturing dates.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Smith for instructions on returning the helmet, free of cost, to Smith for a free repair. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Specialty ski and snowboard shops and by major retailers, online at Backcountry.com, Smithoptics.com, and other online retailers, from October 2016 through July 2017 for about $300.
Importer(s):

Smith Sport Optics Inc., Clearfield, Utah

Distributor(s):
Smith Sport Optics Inc., Clearfield, Utah
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
17-219
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