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Head USA Recalls Ski and Snowboard Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

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



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Big Sky Concussion Conference Less than a Month Away

The 2015 Big Sky Concussion Conference, which is jointly planned by Jeffrey S. Monroe MS ATC from Michigan State University and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher from the University of Michigan, will be held on February 3 in Big Sky, Montana.

This year’s event will feature a full day conference “on the most current and up to date research and trends in concussion management.”

There is no registration fee, just sign up on the Registration page to attend.

Kutcher will spear head talks on mild traumatic brain injuries with contributions from Chris Giza MD of UCLA, Steve Broglio PhD of Michigan, Mickey Collins PhD of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, JT Eckner MD of Michigan and Anthony Kontos PhD from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Allen Sills MD from Vanderbilt, Tad Seifert MD from Norton Neuroscience in Louisville, KY, Jon Almquist ATC of Fairfax, VA, Michael Moll ATC of the University of Wisconsin, and the renown Douglas McKeag MD, pontificator of medical lore.

For more information, visit http://www.bigskycc.org/


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Ski Area Could be Shut Down in Wake of Concussion Lawsuits

The Woodbury Ski Area in Connecticut may be shut down if the clients of attorney Tracy Montalbano have their way.

Montalbano told NBC Connecticut last week that she’s waiting for the results of a state police investigation into the crash before filing lawsuits on her client’s behalf. But she added that “each one of them wants to see the Woodbury Ski Area shut down.”

Her clients—Brittany Kaytis, Mikaely Whitehouse, and Elaine Cariati—allegedly suffered concussions.

Reportedly, one of the issues was whether the trail was adequately laid out and/or marked.

Donald Cariati, Elaine’s brother, told the television station: “Exactly what can happen happened to us. I fear for so many other people and when I hear other accidents that have happened there it makes me feel bad that someone hasn’t done something yet. When is enough enough?”

NBC Connecticut reported that nine complaints have been filed with the State Bureau of Elevators, which regulates ski lifts, in the last 10 years.

“It’s inherently a dangerous sport just when you go down a hill with a tube. Then you build curves and hills and slides and jumps when there are no standards there and it seems to me it has the potential for injury as we have seen here,” said Gerald Stomski, Woodbury’s First Selectman, told the media.

For the full story, visit: http://bit.ly/WOz2cP

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