|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|June 26, 1996|
|Release # 96-152|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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