Nike Bauer Hockey Stick Recall

On April 1, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Bauer Hockey Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 127,000 youth and junior hockey sticks, shafts, and blades, citing a violation of federal lead paint standards discovered in the undercoat paint and decals on the products. Though the company has received no reports of injuries so far, if ingested by children, the paint could pose a health risk.

The recall affects the following Bauer junior and youth hockey sticks that were sold in the U.S. and Canada from February 2005 through March 2010:

  • Nike Bauer Supreme One50 Junior Player Stick (sticks, shafts, and replacement blades)
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One70 Junior Player Stick
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Player and Goal Sticks
  • Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Player Stick
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One90 Youth and Junior Stick (sticks, shafts, and replacement blades)
  • Nike Bauer Vapor XVI Junior Player Stick
  • Nike Bauer Vapor XX Junior Player and Goal Sticks
  • Bauer Vapor XX Junior Player Stick
  • Nike Bauer Apollo Junior Player Stick (U.S. only)
  • Nike Bauer Supreme Force Junior Player Stick (U.S. only)
  • Nike Bauer Supreme Accel Junior Player Stick (Canada only)
  • Nike Bauer Supreme One40 Junior Player Stick (Canada only)
  • Nike Bauer Supreme OneLTX Junior Player Stick (Canada only)

The recalled hockey sticks, shafts, and blades are imprinted with "Bauer" and the model description, and most of the sticks feature the Nike swoosh symbol.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled hockey sticks immediately and return the products for a refund or replacement stick. Bauer Hockey can be contacted at 1-888-734-0443 or online.

 

Sources:

  1. http://www.bauer.com/recall
  2. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10189.html