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STX Recalls Shield Throat Protector Due to Laceration Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product:  STX Shield throat protector

Hazard: The Shield Throat Protector can crack or break when struck by a lacrosse ball, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact:
STX toll-free at (888) 789-7894 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.stx.com and click on RECALL--Shield Throat Protector for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/STX-Recalls-Shield-Throat-Protector/

Recall Details

Units: About 4,000

Description: This recall involves the STX Shield throat protector. The throat protector is black and has the letters "STX" engraved on the outer surface of the protector. It has straps attached by silver screws on each side and bottom of the protector to attach it to a lacrosse goalie's helmet below the helmet's chin guard.

Incidents/Injuries: STX has received one report of the Shield throat protector breaking, resulting in reported bruising and lacerations to the user's neck.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Shield throat protector and return the product to STX for a full refund.

Sold at: Specialty sporting goods stores such as Athlete's Connection, Commonwealth Lacrosse, Lacrosse Unlimited, Play It Again Sports, Sport Stop USA and Universal Lacrosse and online at www.LAX.com from September 2013 through February 2014 for about $20 to $25.  

Importer/Distributor: STX, LLC of Baltimore, Md.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
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