U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall with Canada
Recall Date: February 6, 2020
Recall Number: 20-067
Rawlings Recalls Catcher’s Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury
Name of Product: CHMACH-SR Senior Catchers helmets
Hazard: The back plate of the catcher’s helmet can fail to protect the player, posing a risk of head injury to the user.
Remedy: Replace, Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled catcher’s helmets and contact Rawlings to receive a free replacement back plate for head sizes 7.5 and below or a full refund for head sizes above 7.5.
Rawlings at 800-729-5464 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.rawlings.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 1,400 (in addition, about 70 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves the Rawlings CHMACH-SR (Senior) Catchers Helmet. The recalled helmets have “MACH” printed on the hangtag originally attached to the helmet. “Rawlings” is printed on the side of the helmet and the “R” Rawlings logo is printed on the front center of the helmets with a gray chin strap. The plastic helmets were sold in two-tone color combinations including black/white (UPC 083321545504), green/white (UPC 083321545511), navy/white (083321545528) and red/white (UPC 083321545566). The UPC code is printed on the hangtag that was attached to the helmet at the time of sale. Inside of the helmet is a sticker that reads “CHMACH-SR-RevA.”
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold At: Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Rawlings.com and other online stores from July 2018 through September 2019 for about $200.
Importer: Rawlings Sporting Goods Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.
Manufactured in: China
In Conjunction With: Canada
Health Canada's press release is available at: https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/index-eng.php
Recalled CHMACH- SR Senior Catchers helmet (side view)
Recalled CHMACH-SR Senior Catchers helmet (front view)
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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