Local schools do not use recently recalled helmets

Local schools do not use recently recalled helmets
(Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
(Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - More than 5,000 football helmets are being recalled because the shells of the helmets can crack.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Xenith is recalling the following models:

  • Xenith Epic Varsity
  • Xenith X2 Varsity
  • Xenith X2E Varsity and Youth

The company said that if they do crack, the player is at risk of head injuries.

WTOL 11 reached out to a number of local districts including Toledo Public Schools and Washington Local - neither district uses Xenith helmets.

Perrysburg schools said it does use Xenith, but doesn't have any of the affected models.

Here is the complete statement from Xenith:

To meet the highest standards of excellence and performance for our products, we made the decision to announce a voluntary recall of Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets with a gloss or metallic-painted polycarbonate
shell sold or factory reconditioned from May 2015 through March 2016. This recall was announced in close coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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