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Xenith recalls 5,900 football helmets


(WTNH) — The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for brand of football helmets on August 17th due to a head injury hazard.

The recall concerns Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets manufactured by Xenith LLC of Detroit, Michigan. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 5,900 of the helmets were recalled.

The helmets have a gloss or metallic-painted polycarbonate shell and were either sold or factory-reconditioned between May 1, 2015 and March 18, 2016. They have a facemask and a chin cup, available in different styles and varying colors, and may have an optional eye shield. The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet.

The firm received 29 reports of cracking helmets, but no injuries were reported. The firm recommends that football players immediately stop using the recalled helmets. Players, coaches and parents should contact Xenith to receive a free new replacement helmet.

A complete list of the serial numbers included in this recall are available here.

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