1. NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 823-0343
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Firm's Media Contact: Diane Pelkey, (410) 246-5927
Under Armour Recalls Athletic Cups Due To Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Under Armour Athletic Cups
Units: About 211,000
Importer: Under Armour Inc, of Baltimore, Maryland
Hazard: The cups can break if hit, posing a risk of serious injury hazard to athletes.
Incidents/Injuries: Under Armour has received five reports of cups breaking, including an injury involving cuts and bruising.
Description: This recall involves all athletic cups that have the Under Armour logo, including adult, teen, and youth sizes. The cups were sold individually and as part of a set with compression, slider, or jock shorts.
Sold at: Sporting good stores and Under Armour outlets nationwide and at www.underarmour.com
from January 2006 through March 2009 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the athletic cup and contact Under Armour for a $20 voucher for use online or at any Under Armour specialty or outlet store.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Under Armour toll-free at (888) 823-0343 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.underarmour.com/productsafety
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09202.html