Baltimore-based STX issued a recall Tuesday for about 4,000 throat protectors used in lacrosse, because of concerns over possible injury.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that the Shield Throat Protector can break if struck by a ball moving at a high rate of speed and can cause injury. The protector snaps onto a goalkeeper’s helmet below the chin guard.
STX has received one report of the protector breaking and causing bruising and lacerations to an individual’s neck.
The protector was sold for $19.95 MSRP and is black with the letters “STX” printed on the outer surface.
Consumers who bought this item can return it for a full refund. Call STX at 888-789-7894 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or go online to stx.com/recall.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun