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:
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.