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Sports Equipment Manufacturer STX Recalls Lacrosse Throat Protector

Do you or a loved one play lacrosse professionally, for school, or recreationally? If so, make sure you are aware of the latest product recall: STX, a manufacturer of sports equipment and apparel based in Baltimore, has recalled their Shield Throat Protector.

The recall, as announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements, comes after one report of the product breaking, resulting in injury to the player using it. The STX Shield Throat Protector, made in Taiwan, is designed to protect Lacrosse goalies from the ball hitting them in the throat. The product is black and has the letters "STX" engraved on the front outer surface.

The company says that about 4,000 products are affected, and that they were sold in specialty sporting stores and online from September 2013 through February 2014 for $20-$25. Though intended to protect players, the faulty products may break or crack when struck by a lacrosse ball, which may cause cuts, bruising or other injury to the goalie.

STX has asked all consumers to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. Players may return the product for a full refund, and may contact STX's consumer contact toll-free at (888) 789-7894 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST M-F or online at for more information. No other STX products are affected by this recall.

At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, we want you to make sure you are always up-to-date on important product recalls that may affect you or a loved one. When it comes to Product Liability, you should know your rights. Consumer safety is of the utmost importance. Remember that companies are responsible for the products they distribute, and if you or a loved one has been injured by a product's malfunction, you may be entitled to damages.

Should you or a loved one find yourself victim of a faulty product, do not hesitate to call on the experts at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood. We want to help you know your rights, and we will help guide you through every step of the process. Call us today with any questions!


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