June 16, 1997
Release # 97-142
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
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
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