October 10, 2000I-Tech Sport Products Inc.
Recalls Hockey Face Guards
Canada (SafetyAlerts) - I-Tech Sport
Products Inc.has announced a voluntary recall of about 1,000 hockey face guards for
replacement. These face guards, which attach to helmets, can become dislodged on impact
causing them to fall off, leaving the user's face exposed to possible injury.
I-Tech has received one report of a hockey face guard becoming dislodged. No injuries have
Only face guards with "OPTECH System," written on the black side clips, which
lock on the plastic eye shield, are part of this recall. "ITECH" is written at
the top center of the plastic eye shield, on the chin guard and on the chin guard strap.
The model number of the face guards, "FX.50," is written on the packaging.
Sporting good stores nationwide sold these face guards from July 2000 through August 2000
for about $100.
Consumers should stop using the recalled hockey face guards immediately. Consumers should
take the recalled face guards back to the store where purchased for a free replacement, or
they can contact I-Tech Sport Products Inc. to get a free replacement face guard sent to
them. For more information, call I-Tech at (800) 361-5595 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday.
Hockey face guards with "ITECH FX50" written on the black side clips are not
part of this recall.
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