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

The bat's barrel can separate from the handle during use. The company has received 170 reports of bat separations.

Recall date: May 02, 2013
Recall number: 13-183
  • A Louisville Slugger oneX bat

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    A Louisville Slugger oneX bat

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Louisville Slugger® OneX Fastpitch softball bat


The bat’s barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby.

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.

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Recall Details


About 13,000


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.  


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. 


Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville, Ky.

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  • A Louisville Slugger oneX bat