The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction, has announced that Head USA, of Boulder, Colo., will recall its snowboard helmets because of the head injury risk.
“The helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety standards for helmets, posing a risk of head injury,” according to the Commission.
The 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. The helmets were sold at specialty ski and snowboard shops and online from January 2015 through December 2015, for between $80 and $120.
“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Head USA to receive a free replacement helmet,” according to the Commission.
More detais can be found at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Head-USA-Recalls-Ski-and-Snowboard-Helmets/#remedy