Head USA Ski and Snowboard Helmets Fall Short on Impact Safety Standards

Head USA Ski and Snowboard Helmets Fall Short on Impact Safety Standards
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February 8, 2016

Ski and snowboard helmets from Head USA are being recalled for not complying with federal safety standards.

About 260 helmets don't meet impact requirements, increasing the risk of injury if the wearer gets into an accident. No incidents, however, have been reported to date.

The recall applies to six models of 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 above the right earpiece.

The recalled items 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.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Head USA at (800) 874-3235.