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Softball bat recalled due to separation risk

Unless you wear a suit of armor like Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man 3,” there is always a risk of injury when you play sports. Having an aluminum bat split in two and flying into the stands is not something anyone expects to happen, but it has been happening and has prompted a recall.

Louisville Slugger has recalled about 13,000 OneX fast-pitch softball bats because the barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby. The bat is white and grey shell with “Louisville Slugger oneX” appearing twice on the barrel, in yellow and blue lettering.

Approximately 170 bat handle separations have been reported to the company.

The bats were sold nationwide at sporting goods stores, other retail stores, and distributed to college amateur competitive softball teams from approximately May 2012 through February 2013 for about $350.

If you own one of these bats, stop using it immediately. Contact the distributor, Hillerich & Bradsby, to receive a free replacement bat and the choice of an additional free item.  You can call Hillerich & Bradsby at 800-282-2287 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or contact them online at http://www.slugger.com and click on Recall for more information.

You may not have a suit of armor to protect you, but an experienced product recall attorney can help you get back on your feet if you’ve been injured by a recalled product. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or visit our website for a free consultation.