Youth Hockey Sticks Recalled Due To Lead Paint Hazard

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on April 22, 2010

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

Many of our children in the Buffalo area are excited to see the Buffalo Sabres back in the playoffs.  If you have purchased a hockey stick for your children, however, please be aware that several sticks have recently been recalled due to the potential for injury.

On April 1, 2010 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced that Bauer Hockey Inc. of Greenland, New Hampshire was issuing a voluntary recall of several youth and junior hockey sticks, shafts and blades due to excessive levels of lead found in the paint and decals.  Approximately 67,000 hockey sticks in the U.S. and 60,000 in Canada are involved in the recall.

Several different junior hockey sticks are involved that were sold under the name brand of Bauer or Nike Bauer.  If you have such a hockey stick, a complete listing of specific sticks subject to recall can be found at

The lead in these sticks may prove especially dangerous if you have a very young child in your household who may chew on the stick or one of the decals.  If you have such a stick, please stop using it immediately and put it out of the reach of children.  You should then contact the manufacturer for a replacement stick or refund at (888) 734-0443.

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