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.
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.
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.
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