WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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: Consumers should immediately stop using the bat and contact Hillerich & Bradsby for a free replacement bat and the choice of an additional free item.
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.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Louisville-Slugger-OneX-Fastpitch-Softball-Bats/
Units: About 13,000
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.
Incidents/Injuries: Approximately 170 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.
Manufactured in: China
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
Hillerich & Bradsby Media Contact:
Rick Redman: (502) 585-5226
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission