STX is recalling 4,000 units of the Shield Throat Guard which is a piece of equipment worn by goalies. The Shield Throat Protector can crack or break when struck by a lacrosse ball, posing a laceration hazard to the user. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
STX has received one report of the Shield throat protector breaking, resulting in reported bruising and lacerations to the user’s neck. 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.
Consumers should stop using the Shield throat protector and contact STX and return the product for a full refund. Or go to your local specialty sporting goods stores such as Athlete’s Connection, Commonwealth Lacrosse, Lacrosse Unlimited, Play It Again Sports, Sport Stop USA and Universal Lacrosse . You can also go online at www.LAX.com from September 2013 through February 2014 for a refund around $20 to $25.