Hockey Helmets Recalled by Reebok-CCM
December 4, 2008 (Montreal, QC) – On December 2, the Consumer Product Safety Commission released a recall notice, in the United States, on a number of REEBOK and CCM hockey helmets. The recall pertains to an issue that first came to our attention during the summer. In July, we alerted all affected retailers of the possibility they had received some helmets that did not fully comply with a relevant chin strap standard. We discovered in our internal testing that a helmet component that did not fully meet our internal quality control standards had made it into a small quantity of finished goods. We knew that the potentially affected helmets shipped from our distribution center between the limited period of June 1, 2008, and July 16, 2008. Therefore, we initially only contacted those retailers that received shipments during that period. At that time we asked the retailers that were possibly affected to check their inventory and return to us any helmets that matched the serial number pattern described in the recall notice. This process enabled us to retrieve and repair a large percentage of the affected helmets.
Any consumer that has a helmet described by the CPSC recall notice should return to the store where they purchased the helmet. If the store had not been contacted by Reebok-CCM over the summer, it means that they did not receive any of the potentially affected helmets. If the retailer was part of the initial recall effort over the summer and the helmet has a serial number that matches those described by the recall notice, the helmet will be replaced free of charge.
We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause. The safety of our customers is our highest priority.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-451-4600.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hockey Helmets Recalled by Reebok-CCM Due to Head and Neck Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Hockey Helmets
Units: About 1,000
Distributor: Reebok-CCM Hockey U.S. Inc., of Montpelier, Vt.
Hazard: The helmet’s chinstrap can unexpectedly disengage while in use. If this happens, the helmet can fall off, posing a head and neck injury risk to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves RBK and CCM brand hockey helmets. Helmets included in this recall have a HECC sticker with date code JUN – 2013. HECC stickers and model numbers are located on the back of the helmets. Models included in the recall are:
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and Internet retailers from May 2008 through July 2008 for between $80 and $200.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and return the helmets to the place of purchase for a free replacement helmet.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
contact Reebok-CCM at (800) 451-4600 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.reebokhockey.com and http://en.ccmsports.com
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