Lacrosse helmets recalled by Easton Sports due to facial injury hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets
Units: About 12,000
Importer: Easton Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.
Hazard: The chin bar can break, causing the wearer to suffer a jaw or facial injury.
Incidents/Injuries: Easton Sports has received six reports of the chin bar cracking or breaking on impact with a ball or lacrosse stick, including one laceration injury.
Description: This recall involves all Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets. “Easton” is printed on either side of the back of the helmet and on the jaw strap. “RAPTOR” is printed low on the back of the helmet in the center. The helmets were sold in sizes XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL and were available in the following colors: white; matte black; silver; navy blue and white; royal blue and white; and red and white.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores and online from November 2011 through March 2012 for about $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and contact Easton Sports for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Easton Sports toll-free at (877) 279-8545 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website www.eastonlacrosse.com