The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Under Armour Company have announced a voluntary nationwide recall of more than half a million of their UA Defender Chin Straps after six injuries were reported where the player required stitches.
The recall was issued after complaints were received stating that the metal snaps connecting the chin straps to the helmet have sharp edges. When the user's metal snaps come into contact with another football player a laceration hazard is posed.
The Company is advising consumers to contact them for a free replacement chin strap. The chin straps were sold in sporting goods stores from January 2008 through September 2011 for approximately $20.
If you were injured by one of these chin straps, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate to determine if you can be reimbursed for your injuries and medical expenses.