|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 734-0443
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Youth and Junior Hockey Sticks, Shafts, and Blades
Units: About 67,000 in the United States and 60,000 in Canada
Importer: Bauer Hockey Inc., of Greenland, N.H.
Hazard: Paint and decals on the sticks, shafts and blades contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The following hockey sticks, shafts and blades are involved in the recall:
|Nike Bauer Supreme One50 Junior Stick||sticks, shafts and replacement blades||U.S. and Canada|
|Nike Bauer Supreme One70 Junior Stick||player stick||U.S. and Canada|
|Nike Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Stick||player and goalie sticks||U.S. and Canada|
|Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Stick||player stick||U.S. and Canada|
|Nike Bauer Supreme One90 Youth and Junior Stick||sticks, shafts, and replacement blades||U.S. and Canada|
|Nike Bauer Vapor XVI Junior Stick||player stick||U.S. and Canada|
|Nike Bauer Vapor XX Junior Stick||player and goalie sticks||U.S. and Canada|
|Bauer Vapor XX Junior Stick||player stick||U.S. and Canada|
|Nike Bauer Apollo Junior Stick||player stick||U.S.|
|Nike Bauer Supreme Force Junior Stick||player stick||U.S.|
|Nike Bauer Supreme Accel Junior Stick||player stick||Canada|
|Nike Bauer Supreme One40 Junior Stick||player stick||Canada|
|Nike Bauer Supreme OneLTX Junior Stick||player stick||Canada|
The hockey and goalie sticks, shafts and blades come in various shapes, sizes and colors. The name "Bauer" and the model descriptions are on all of the sticks, shafts and blades. Most of the sticks also have the Nike symbol.
Junior player sticks and replacement shafts are each identified by the markings "JUNIOR," "52 Flex" or "JUNIOR Flex 52."
Youth player sticks are identified by the marking "YOUTH Flex 42" or "YTH Flex 42." These markings appear on all models on the narrow side of the stick shaft either near the top of the stick or near the blade.
Junior replacement blades fit only the Junior sticks and are identified by the markings "P92" or "PM9" followed by "JR", which appear on the narrow side of the blade near where the shaft and blade are joined.
Junior goal sticks are identified by the markings "P31 - JR - 22 ?" or "P31 JUNIOR - FLEX 52 - 22 ?" which appear on the narrow side of the stick shaft near the top of the stick.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2005 through March 2010 for about $80 to $200 for sticks, $30 for blades, and $40 to $90 for shafts
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled sticks, shafts and blades away from children immediately and contact Bauer for a replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Bauer toll-free at (888) 734-0443 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday through Saturday or visit the company's Web site at www.bauer.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1004
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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