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Rawlings recalls catcher’s helmets

The back plate of the catcher’s helmet can fail to protect the player

Photo source: CPSC
Rawlings Sporting Goods of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 1,500 CHMACH-SR Senior Catchers helmets sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The back plate of the catcher’s helmet can fail to protect the player, posing a risk of head injury to the user.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves the Rawlings CHMACH-SR (Senior) Catchers Helmet.

The recalled helmets have “MACH” printed on the hangtag originally attached to the helmet, with “Rawlings” printed on the side of the helmet and the “R” Rawlings logo 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.”

The helmets, manufactured in China, were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online at and other online stores from July 2018, through September 2019, for about $200.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact Rawlings at (800) 729-5464 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

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