|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2000
Release # 01-007
|I-Tech Recall Hotline: (800) 361-5595
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, I-Tech Sport Products Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Hockey Face Guards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), I-Tech Sport Products Inc., of Montreal, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 hockey face guards for replacement. These face guards, which attach to helmets, can become dislodged on impact causing them to fall off, leaving the user's face exposed to possible injury.
I-Tech has received one report of a hockey face guard becoming dislodged. No injuries have been reported.
Only face guards with "OPTECH System," written on the black side clips, which lock on the plastic eye shield, are part of this recall. "ITECH" is written at the top center of the plastic eye shield, on the chin guard and on the chin guard strap. The model number of the face guards, "FX.50," is written on the packaging.
Sporting good stores nationwide sold these face guards from July 2000 through August 2000 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using the recalled hockey face guards immediately. Consumers should take the recalled face guards back to the store where purchased for a free replacement, or they can contact I-Tech Sport Products Inc. to get a free replacement face guard sent to them. For more information, call I-Tech at (800) 361-5595 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Hockey face guards with "ITECH FX50" written on the black side clips are not part of this recall.
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