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Ah nuts! Under Armour recalls athletic cups

groin1Prepare to flinch.

Under Armour got the kind of attention any sports-loving company would rather avoid after it recalled more than 200,000 athletic cups on fears they could break if hit and result in serious injury.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the company received five reports of cups breaking, including an injury involving "cuts and bruising."

The news came one day after the athletic clothing and shoe maker reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit thanks to a new running shoe launch and a rebound in apparel sales. That news helped drive the Baltimore company's shares up as much as 17.5 percent.

As for the faulty, Chinese-madeĀ cups, Under Armour assured customers it would take care of them.

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