Under Armour Recalls Chin Straps for Football Helmets Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the retailer named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Recall date: November 03, 2011
Recall number: 12035

Recall Summary

Name of product:

UA Defender Chin Straps


The metal snap that connects the chin strap to the helmet has sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard when the user’s metal snap comes into contact with another player.

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 website at www.underarmour.com

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Recall Details


About 541,000


This recall involves all UA Defender Chin Straps. They were sold in the following colors: white and black, red, midnight, navy and royal and have a hard nylon shell, a padded chin area and a plastic strap with “Under Armour” printed on it. The chin straps have metal clasps that tighten the straps and attach them to the helmet.


Under Armour has received six reports of injuries that required stitches.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chin straps and contact Under Armour for a free replacement chin strap.

Sold at

Sporting goods stores and Under Armour outlet stores nationwide and at www.underarmour.com from January 2008 through September 2011 for about $20.


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