Consumer product recall

Rawlings Sporting Goods CH MACH Catcher's Helmets recalled due to Injury Hazard

Starting date:
February 6, 2020
Posting date:
February 6, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2020-02-06


  • Product:
    Rawlings Sporting Goods CH MACH Catcher's Helmets.
  • Issue:
    The back plate of the catcher’s helmet can fail to protect the player, posing a risk of head injury to the user.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately stop using the catcher's helmets and contact Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. for a free replacement plate or refund, as applicable.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.

Affected products

CHMACH-SR-RevA Catcher's Helmets (MACH 2-Tone Matte Size Senior Catcher's Helmets)

Product description

This recall involves the Rawlings CH MACH Senior Catcher's Helmets available in black, dark green, navy, royal blue and scarlet. A silver metal face cage is attached to the helmet. "Rawlings" can be found on the side of the helmet. The model number CHMACH-SR is located on a sticker inside the helmet on the left-hand side.

The following helmets are included in this recall:
SKU Colour Universal Product Code
CHMACH-B7/W7-SR Black/White 083321545504
CHMACH-DG7/W7-SR Dark Green/White 083321545511
CHMACH-N7/W7-SR Navy/White 083321545528
CHMACH-R7/W7-SR Royal/White 083321545542
CHMACH-S7/W7-SR Scarlet/White 083321545566


Hazard identified

The back plate on the catcher's helmet does not meet the safety standard for athletic equipment and can fail to protect the player, posing a risk of head injury to the user.

As of January 29, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States. 

Number sold

Approximately 66 units of the affected product were sold in Canada, and approximately 1,007 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 2018 to September 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.

Saint Louis




Cortina Global Corporation

Chand An, Dong Guan City


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What you should 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. 

For more information, consumers may contact Rawlings Sporting Goods Company by telephone toll-free at 1-800-741-7205 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by email or visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.