Under Armour Recalls UA Defender Chin Straps Pose Risks; 6 Injuries Reported

11/04/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Baltimore, MD — UA Defender Chin Straps by Under Armour, Inc. are being voluntarily recalled for laceration hazards the product poses to consumers. Under Armour and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the nationwide product recall on November 3, 2011.

The recall was issued after it became apparent that the metal snaps connecting the chin strap to the helmet have sharp edges. A laceration hazard is posed when the user’s metal snaps come into contact with another football player.

Six reports of injuries that resulted in stitches have been reported to Under Armour.

“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,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact Under Armour for a free replacement chin strap.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Under Armour toll-free at (888) 823-0343 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.underarmour.com.

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