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Consumer product recall

Smith Sport Optics, Inc. recalls Quantum Helmet

Starting date:
September 7, 2017
Posting date:
September 7, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Smith Sport Optics, Inc.

Affected products

Quantum model of SMITH brand Ski and Snowboard Helmets.

Product description

This recall involves all 2016 and 2017 Smith Quantum ski and snowboard helmets.

  • Size:  Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL); and
  • Colour:  Matte Black Charcoal, Matte White Charcoal, Matte Fire Charcoal, Matte Klein Blue, Matte Olive, Matte Reactor Black, Matte Thunder Gray.

Hazard identified

The buckle on the helmet can become disengaged, posing a potential risk of head injury in a crash.

As of August 29, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 870 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 5,800 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold online and at retail locations between July 2016 and July 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Smith Sport Optics, Inc.





Kuji Sports Co., Ltd.

Zhejian Province

Ningbo City


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Smith Sport Optics, Inc. for a free repair.

For more information, consumers can contact Smith Sport Optics, Inc. toll free at 1 888 206-2995 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday.  Consumers may also visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.