About 13,000 Louisville Slugger® OneX Fastpitch softball bats were voluntarily recalled by Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, Ky., in cooperation with the CPSC.
Manufactured in: China
Hazard: The bat’s barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby.
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.
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.
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.
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.