July 13, 2001JT USA Inc. Recalls Proteus
Paint Ball Masks
Vista, CA (SafetyAlerts) - JT USA
Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 4,000 Proteus masks used for protection during paint
ball combat. The plastic facemask could crack around the ear cover when hit by a paint
ball. This could allow the facemask to come off, exposing consumers to eye injuries.
JT USA has received one report of a mask breaking around the ear cover. No injuries have
The Proteus mask is made up of a Spectra goggle, visor and facemask, which includes ear
covers and a strap. Model number 50085090201 includes a cooling fan. Model number
50105090201 does not include a fan. The model numbers are written on the packaging. Both
masks are gray with clear, plastic ear covers. Only masks with clear ear covers are part
of the recall.
Paint ball equipment stores sold these masks nationwide from March 2001 through May 2001
for between $110 and $150.
Consumers should stop using these masks immediately, and return them to JT USA for a free
replacement mask. For more information and shipping instructions, call JT USA at (800)
587-2246 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or write to The Recall Dept.,
JTA USA Inc., 515 Main St., Chula Vista, CA 91911.
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