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3891Fighters/Fencers - Protective Equipment Recall

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  • Wendy Pastrick
    May 1 6:41 AM
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      *Not a joke...really!....I subscribe to consumer recall services and was quite suprised to see this one*
      Also important if you have kids involved in sports.


      In service,
      Jale
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      1. NEWS from CPSC
      U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
      Office of Information and Public Affairs
      Washington, DC 20207

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      April 29, 2009
      Release #09-202

      Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 823-0343
      CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
      CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
      Firm's Media Contact: Diane Pelkey, (410) 246-5927

      Under Armour Recalls Athletic Cups Due To 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.

      Name of Product: Under Armour Athletic Cups

      Units: About 211,000

      Importer: Under Armour Inc, of Baltimore, Maryland

      Hazard: The cups can break if hit, posing a risk of serious injury hazard to athletes.

      Incidents/Injuries: Under Armour has received five reports of cups breaking, including an injury involving cuts and bruising.

      Description: This recall involves all athletic cups that have the Under Armour logo, including adult, teen, and youth sizes. The cups were sold individually and as part of a set with compression, slider, or jock shorts.

      Sold at: Sporting good stores and Under Armour outlets nationwide and at www.underarmour.com from January 2006 through March 2009 for about $15.

      Manufactured in: China

      Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the athletic cup and contact Under Armour for a $20 voucher for use online or at any Under Armour specialty or outlet store.

      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 Web site at www.underarmour.com/productsafety

      To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
      http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09202.html
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