No Red Lights: Hockey: **Equipment Safety News** - Forward Helmets - Goalie News And Instruction By Roxanne Gaudiel

**Equipment Safety News** - Forward Helmets

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.  Sorry, I was a bit M.I.A. but a new post will follow this service announcement. Even though this is for forward helmets, if you know of anyone with these helmets, they are being recalled.  Below is the release:


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
December 2, 2008
Release #09-058
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 451-4600
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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:

Brand | Model Numbers | Colors Of The Helmet Shells That Require Inspection
RBK | HT8K | Black/Black, Black/Silver, White/Silver, Navy, Red, Green,
Maroon, Yellow | White/Black, Royal
RBK | HT6K | Black, White, Navy, Red, Royal | None
RBK | HT6K Combo | Black, White, Navy, Red, Royal | None
RBK | HT4K | Black, Navy, Red, Royal | White
RBK | HT4K Combo | Navy, Red, Royal | Black, White
CCM | HTV10 | Yellow | Black, White, Navy, Red, Royal, Green, Maroon
CCM | HTV10 Combo | Black | White, Navy, Red, Royal
CCM | HTV08 | Black, White, Royal, Yellow | Navy, Red, Green
CCM | HTV08 Combo | Black, Medium Black, White, Navy, Royal | Red
CCM | HT692 | White, Navy | Black, Red, Royal
CCM | HT692 Combo | Black | White, Navy, Red, Royal

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 and

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: