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: