CSA International announces a product alert for "WJD Pro" goaltender helmets manufactured and distributed by Jaguar Sports and WJD Pro Inc.



    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - CSA International announces a consumer Product
Alert for "WJD Pro" Goaltender Helmets manufactured and distributed by Jaguar
Sports of Caledonia, Ontario and WJD Pro Inc. The affected helmets bear
counterfeit (unauthorized) reproductions of a registered trademark belonging
to CSA International or they are manufactured with unauthorized construction
changes. The affected helmet constructions have not been certified by CSA
International to the applicable standards.
    No incidents or injuries have been reported to date related to the
affected goaltender helmets.

    Counterfeit "WJD Pro" Goaltender Helmets

    The counterfeit "WJD Pro" goaltender helmets bear a counterfeit CSA
Certified Hockey Helmet Label with the serial number 17619 and can be
identified by its elastic strapping with the letters "WJD" on it.
    The affected counterfeit goaltender helmets do not meet the applicable
standards for impact protection. The use of these goaltender helmets could
result in serious injury such as concussion or other serious head trauma and
may not protect a wearer in the event of a fall to the ice, collision with
another player or impact from a puck or hockey stick.

    WJD Pro Goaltender Helmets of Unauthorized Construction

    The affected "WJD Pro" goaltender helmets of unauthorized construction
bear a CSA Certified Hockey Helmet Label with serial numbers 17619 or 17620.
The materials used are not consistent with those originally certified and the
wire cage may not be of the originally certified configuration. Those
goaltender helmets with a "Cats Eye" configuration wire cage do not meet the
penetration test requirements of the standard and may result in serious eye
injury or blindness.
    Any goaltender helmet with a CSA Certified Hockey Helmet Label with
serial numbers 17619 or 17620 may not meet the standard's requirements and the
use of such helmets could result in serious injury to the user.
    These goaltender helmets were primarily sold in specialty sporting goods
stores across Canada for about $200.00 to $350.00.

    Owners of the "WJD Pro" goaltender helmets are advised to stop using them
immediately.

    The goaltender helmets were produced by Jaguar Sports, 9570 Haldibrook
Rd., Caledonia, ON, N3W 2G9, Tel: 905-481-2994 or WJD Pro Inc. most recently
located at 1257 Treeland Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 3T5, Tel: 905-407-9532.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA's marks
appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of
CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes;
OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services; and QMI, a leading North
American management systems registrar. CSA International can be found online
at www.csa-international.org

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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