CPSC, ITECH Announce Recall of Hockey Goalie Masks and Replacement Wires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2005
Release #05-182
ITECH Recall Hotline: (877) 832-3366
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, ITECH Announce Recall of Hockey Goalie Masks and Replacement Wires

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Products: ITECH Profile 2100, 1100 and 8.0 hockey goalie masks and ITECH RP607 and RP609 goalie mask replacement wires.

Units Sold: About 5,000.

Manufacturer: Mission-ITECH Hockey, of Kirkland, Quebec, Canada.

Hazard: The metal wire on these products could break at or near a weld point, exposing a hockey goalie to facial injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: ITECH received three reports of injuries sustained from the wire breaking at or near a weld point. The injuries included superficial facial and eye injuries.

Description: The recalled hockey goalie masks and replacement wires are non-certified models with a cat-eye design and have the word "ITECH" printed on the sides and front of the mask. The ITECH Profile 2100, 1100 and 8.0 goalie masks came in black or white. A label identifying the model and size (medium or large) is affixed to the rear crown of the helmet. In addition, the back of the helmet has a large red triangular warning label. The ITECH RP607 and RP609 replacement wires are black, white and chrome and include a unique side attachment design – they are attached to the helmet/mask by four screws and posts without the use of any additional clips.

Sold By: Sporting goods and hockey specialty stores between January 1999 and September 2004 for about $250 for the mask and about $60 for the replacement wire.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the masks and replacement wires immediately and return them to the company for a free replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: Call ITECH toll-free at (877) 832-3366 or send an e-mail to recall@itech.com

Firm's Media Contact: Randy Burns at (514) 697-9900.

 Picture of Recalled Profile 2100 Mask

Profile®2100 Mask

Picture of Recalled Profile 1100 Mask

Profile®1100 Mask

Picture of Recalled 8.0NC Mask

Profile®8.0NC Mask

Picture of RP609 Replacement

RP609 Replacement "Cat-Eye" wire

Picture of RP607 Replacement

RP607 Replacement "Cat-Eye" wire