STX Recalls Shield Throat Protector Due to Laceration Hazard

When struck by a lacrosse ball, the Shield throat protector can crack or break.

Recall date: February 26, 2014
Recall number: 14-116
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    Shield Throat Protector as Sold At Retail Stores

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.

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.

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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

  • Shield Throat Protector Front View

  • Shield Throat Protector as Sold At Retail Stores