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Under Armour Defender Chin Straps Recalled

Date:
November 3, 2011
Category:
Sporting Goods
Company/Brand:
Under Armour, Inc.
The Danger:
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. Under Armour has received six reports of injuries that required stitches.
Description:
About 541,000 UA Defender Chin Straps are being recalled. 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.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled chin straps and contact Under Armour for a free replacement chin strap. Contact the company toll-free at (888) 823-0343 between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.underarmour.com.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12035.html