The bat's barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby. 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.
The recalled bats include all (about 13,000) 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.
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.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the bat and contact Hillerich & Bradsby for a free replacement bat and the choice of an additional free item. Contact the company toll-free at (800) 282-2287 or visit slugger.com and click on Recall for more information.
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