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Recall of pre June 2001 Proteus Masks
by Bill Mills

Citing concerns over durability of the mask's materials, JT USA has issued a recall of Proteus Masks dated prior to June 2001.

Released in the spring of 2001, one of the innovations of the Proteus mask design is a swiveling earpiece, and a strap which connects to the rear of the mask, rather than directly to the goggle.

According to JT USA, some Proteus masks have shown cracking around the earpiece.  While JT USA reports that there have been no injuries due to mask failure, they have issued a recall in the interest of complete player safety.  The company cites concerns that cracking of the material used could potentially lead to failure in the strap area.

The Proteus design incorporates the JT USA Spectra goggle and goggle lens which JT USA reports has passed PECC (Protective Eyewear Certification Council) testing to conform to the ASTM standards for paintball eye protection.  The goggle and lens are not the cause for the recall.

JT USA requests that both dealers and players with the smoke gray Proteus mask with clear earpieces (also identified by lot numbers prior to June 2001) immediately stop using them on the field, and  return them to JT USA for free replacement.

This recall is only in effect to for the smoke/gray Proteus masks with clear ear pieces. 

Recalled Proteus masks should packaged with return address and sent, (freight collect) to:

Recall Department
515 Main Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Customers may also call JT USA Customer Service at 1.800.587.2246 extension 250 or extension 227.

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