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Under Armour Recalls Chin Straps for Football Helmets

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Under Armour, Inc., of Baltimore, Md., and JR286, Inc., of Redondo Beach, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 541,000 UA Defender Chin Straps.

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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Under Armour 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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