Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bats Recalled by Hillerich & Bradsby Due to Injury Hazard from Breakage

FP136 Baseball Bat_LargeLouisville Slugger is recalling the following models of the OneX: FP136, FP1369 and FP1368. The company has become aware of a manufacturing issue that has compromised the durability of the OneX, which can potentially result in cracking between the handle and barrel.

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.  Approximately170 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 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. Consumers should immediately stop using the bat.

If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.

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