February 26, 2014

STX Recalls Shield Throat Protector

Name of product: STX Shield throat protector

Hazard: The Shield Throat Protector can crack or break when struck by a lacrosse ball, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Units: About 4,000

Description: This recall involves the STX Shield throat protector. The throat protector is black and has the letters “STX” engraved on the outer surface of the protector. It has straps attached by silver screws on each side and bottom of the protector to attach it to a lacrosse goalie’s helmet below the helmet’s chin guard.

Sold at: Specialty sporting goods stores such as Athlete’s Connection, Commonwealth Lacrosse, Lacrosse Unlimited, Play It Again Sports, Sport Stop USA and Universal Lacrosse and online at www.LAX.com from September 2013 through February 2014 for about $20 to $25.  

Importer/Distributor: STX, LLC of Baltimore, Md.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Shield throat protector and return the product to STX for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: STX toll-free at (888) 789-7894 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.stx.com and click on RECALL--Shield Throat Protector for more information.