Under Armour Recalls Chin Straps for Football Helmets Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the retailer named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: UA Defender Chin Straps
Units: About 541,000
Retailer: Under Armour, Inc., of Baltimore, Md.
Importer: JR286, Inc., of Redondo Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The metal snap that connects the chin strap to the helmet has sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard when the user’s metal snap comes into contact with another player.
Incidents/Injuries: Under Armour has received six reports of injuries that required stitches.
Description: This recall involves all UA Defender Chin Straps. They were sold in the following colors: white and black, red, midnight, navy and royal and have a hard nylon shell, a padded chin area and a plastic strap with “Under Armour” printed on it. The chin straps have metal clasps that tighten the straps and attach them to the helmet.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores and Under Armour outlet stores nationwide and at www.underarmour.com from January 2008 through September 2011 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chin straps and contact Under Armour for a free replacement chin strap.
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