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Rawlings recalls catcher’s helmets due to risk of head injury

Rawlings is recalling about 1,400 CHMACH-SR senior catchers helmets due to risk of a head injury.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the back plate of the catcher’s helmet can fail to protect the player, posing a risk of head injury to the user.

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.”

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.

There have been no reported incidents or injuries.

The helmets were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Rawlings.com and other online stores  from July 2018 through September 2019 for about $200.

Consumers can contact Rawlings at 1-800-729-5464 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at returns@rawlings.com or online at rawlings.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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