About 4,000 STX Shield throat protectors have been recalled by STX, LLC of Baltimore, Md. The Shield Throat Protector can crack or break when struck by a lacrosse ball, posing a laceration hazard to the user. 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. STX says it has received one report of the Shield throat protector breaking, resulting in reported bruising and lacerations to the user’s neck.
The protectors were 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. Consumers should stop using the Shield throat protector and return the product to STX for a full refund. 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/.
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