How The Xenith Youth Football Helmet Recall Could Affect Your Children
Football season is about to begin, but before it does, if your child plays football, you need to check the manufacturer of their football helmet. Xenith, a major manufacturer of youth football helmets, is recalling thousands of helmets due to cracking issues and the risk of potential brain injury. Youth sports injuries are very serious and can have a dramatic impact on the rest of their lives, so it is extremely important that your children stay safe when they are out on the field.
The Xenith football helmet recall impacts over 6,000 helmets. These helmets include the Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, and X2E Varsity sold between May 1, 2015 and March 18, 2016. Xenith is voluntarily recalling these helmets because the shell coating can crack and though there have not been injuries reported at this time, there is a high risk of brain injury as a result of this malfunction. The recalled helmets were sold both through direct school sales and retail outlets. Xenith is offering to replace all affected helmets at no charge to customers. For more information about the Xenith recall, check out their website at: http://www.xenith.com/pages/recall.
Youth Brain Injuries
Youth brain injuries are a very serious danger. According the the Center for Disease Control, the number of children under the age of 18 who have reported head trauma has increased over 62% over the last decade. The most common cause of brain injury is youth sports, particularly football. In an average season, a youth football player can experience 240 head impacts. So it is crucial that if your child plays football, they have extremely reliable head protection. A recalled Xenith helmet can put your child at risk.
The Long Term Damage Of Youth Brain Injuries
The brains of children and teenagers are much more vulnerable to the long-term effects of head injuries. Youth brain injuries can negatively impact the cognitive function of the brain. Since a child’s brain is still developing, the functional impact of a brain injury can be devastating. A youth brain injury can lead to neurological abnormalities that can all impact the healthy development of your child. These problems can lead to difficulty concentrating and thinking, memory loss, physical disability, and emotional and behavioral problems.
Protecting Your Child
One of the ways that we work to prevent youth sports injuries like brain injuries is with proper safety gear like helmets. However, if a manufacturer, like Xenith, makes a product that is not safe, they are legally liable for any injury incurred by your child. If your child has recently had a brain injury while wearing one of the Xenith helmets, or any other defective or recalled safety gear, you have a strong product liability case and may be owed compensation for the costs associated with your child’s injuries.
So if your child is playing football this year, make sure that the helmet they are wearing is not one of the thousands of recalled Xenith helmets. Alos, if your child has experienced an injury while wearing a Xenith helmet or any other defective sports safety gear, contact one of knowledgeable attorneys at , Goldman, Babboni, & Walsh. Together we have over 100 years experience in product liability and brain injury cases and can fight to make sure that your child gets the full medical care they need. So call us today to see how we can help your family.