|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Ken Giles
|June 16, 1997
|Release # 97-142
CPSC and STX Announce Recall of Titanium Plus Lacrosse Stick Handles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), STX Inc. of Baltimore, Md., is recalling older model Titanium Plus lacrosse handles. As many as 9,000 handles may not be of adequate thickness to sustain severe blows, resulting in cracking or breaking with possible injury to the user/player.
STX has recently received three reports of the Titanium Plus handles breaking, resulting in reported lacerations to the neck, arms, and hands.
The STX Titanium Plus lacrosse handles were sold between January 1994 and July 1996 for between $75 and $125. The Titanium Plus handles were sold through lacrosse catalogs, specialty sporting goods stores, and at lacrosse camps. The handles in question are octagonally shaped titanium alloy, which are silver in color with the words "Titanium Plus" printed on the stick handle when new. The "Titanium Plus" wording may have faded from use, but the purchase date should help identify the affected models. STX's current titanium handle, which is also called Titanium Plus, is manufactured of a different alloy and construction and is not subject to this recall.
Owners should stop using the sticks immediately and call STX toll-free at 800-848-2152 for information on returning them to STX postage paid for a free replacement of any STX handle currently available.
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