|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Hannah Simone
|Originally issued June 26, 1996, Revised May 17, 2006
|Release # 96-152
Note: The firm is out of business. This product should be destroyed or discarded.
CPSC and Irwin Sports Announce Recall of Baseball Catchers' Helmet Faceguard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Irwin Sports of Toronto, Ontario, announced the recall of about 8,400 faceguards for model CL87 baseball catchers' combination faceguard and helmet. Adjusting the wire faceguard too low on the helmet could allow a ball to pass through the faceguard, which could lead to serious injuries to the face or head.
Irwin Sports has received two reports of facial injuries when the faceguard was misadjusted on the helmet.
The recalled faceguard is attached to either a red, navy, royal or black helmet with "Cooper - Made in Canada - CL87" printed on both sides of the helmet. The back of the helmet also has a white warning label next to the words "Little League Approved - CL87."
Sporting goods stores sold the CL87 combination helmet/faceguards nationwide from October 1995 through May 1996 for about $ 35.00 each.
Consumers should stop using the CL87 Combination helmet/faceguard immediately. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. This product should be destroyed or discarded.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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