Stitching on the face mask's harness can fail causing the mask to loosen or come off, posing a risk of impact injury.
This recall involves Diamond Sports umpire and catcher face masks with Diamond harnesses. The masks and harnesses are black. Diamond is printed in white on the harness. The face masks have lot number D-0143, D-0842, D-1041, D-1142, D-0152 or D-0451. Lot numbers can be found on a sticker on an inside metal bar in the face mask. Only faces mask harnesses that do not have box stitching, a reinforced "X" stitching inside a box, located on the harness straps are included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using recalled face masks and contact Diamond Sports for a free replacement harness.
The firm has received 36 reports of the stitching failing on the harnesses. No injuries have been reported.
Sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2014 through May 2015 for between $31 and $106 for the complete mask with harness. The harnesses were also sold separately for between $3 and $6.
Diamond Sports Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif.
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