Consumer product recall

Xenith recalls certain Football Helmets

Starting date:
September 15, 2016
Posting date:
September 15, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Xenith Football Helmets

Product description

This recall involves Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets with a gloss or metallic-painted polycarbonate shell.

The helmets were sold in multiple sizes depending on the model, and in varying colours and custom-paint designs. They have a facemask and a chin cup, available in different styles and varying colours, and may have an optional eye shield. The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet.

A complete list of the serial numbers included in this recall is available on the company's website.

Hazard identified

The shells of the football helmets could crack, posing a potential head injury hazard to the user.

Neither Health Canada nor Xenith has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 111 affected products were sold in retail stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 1, 2015 through March 18, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.



Xenith LLC




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The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Xenith for a free replacement helmet.

For more information, consumers can contact Xenith by telephone toll-free at 1-800-956-9022, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.  Consumers can also visit the company's website and enter the helmet's serial number to determine if it is affected by this recall, or email a picture of the serial number.

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.