GY Sports Hockey Helmets, Face Protectors, and Goalie Masks recalled due to missing CSA Certification

Starting date:
May 13, 2019
Posting date:
May 13, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69914

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: GY Sports Hockey Helmets, Face Protectors, and Goalie Masks
  • Issue: Products lack CSA certification
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the products

Affected products

GY Sports Hockey Helmets, Face Protectors, and Goalie Masks

Product description

This recall involves all GY Sports hockey helmets, face protectors, and goalie masks. The products have the "GY" logo on them.

The hockey helmets were sold on their own and as a combination product with a face protector. The hockey helmets come in both adult and youth sizes and in colours of black, white, blue, and red.

The face protectors include full face cages, full shields, and visors.

The goalie masks come in both black and white with cat eye cages.

These products were sold by GY Sports, Gorilla Scales Canada, and independent third party sellers on Amazon.ca.

Hazard identified

None of the GY Sports branded hockey helmets, face protectors, and goalie masks are certified to CSA standards. As a result, the helmets could fail to prevent head injuries during an event, posing a hazard to consumers.

As of April 29, 2019 neither the sellers nor Amazon has received any reports of incidents in Canada and no reports of injury.

Number sold

Approximately 65 units of hockey helmets, 2,519 units of face protectors, and 28 units of goalie masks were sold by GY Sports or Gorilla Scales Canada on Amazon.ca.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2016 to March 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Retailer
GY Sports
Zhuhai, Guandong
CHINA
Retailer
Gorilla Scales Canada
Enderby
British Columbia
CANADA
Manufacturer
GY Sports
Zhuhai, Guandong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using GY Sports hockey helmets, face protectors, and goalie masks. Amazon will directly contact all customers who purchased these items and issue a full refund to their accounts.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.