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Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bats Recalled by Hillerich & Bradsby Due to Injury Hazard from Breakage

  • A Louisville Slugger oneX bat
Name of Product:
Louisville Slugger® OneX Fastpitch softball bat
Hazard:
The bat's barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 02, 2013
Units:
About 13,000
Consumer Contact

Hillerich & Bradsby at (800) 282-2287 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.slugger.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled bats include all OneX style bats. The composite bat has a white and grey shell with blue and yellow lettering. "Louisville Slugger oneX" appears twice on the barrel, in yellow in one place and in blue lettering on the other side.  The "X" is yellow in both places.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the bat and contact Hillerich & Bradsby for a free replacement bat and the choice of an additional free item.

Incidents/Injuries:

Approximately170 bat handle separations have been reported to the company. The company is aware of one report of a barrel from a broken bat hitting a player in the shin.  

Sold At

The bats were sold nationwide at sporting goods, other retail stores and distributed to college amateur competitive softball teams from approximately May 2012 through February 2013 for about $350. 

Importer:

Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, Ky.

Importer

Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, Ky.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-183
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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