Bauer Hockey Corp. recalls goal masks and cages

Starting date:
March 31, 2015
Posting date:
March 31, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-52703

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Bauer Hockey Corp.

Affected products

Bauer Goal Masks and Cages

Product description

This recall involves the following goal masks and cages:

  • Bauer Concept C1 Goal Mask with Certified Titanium Oval Wire,
  • Bauer NME 10 Goal Mask with Certified Titanium Oval Wire,
  • Bauer RP NME Ti Titanium Cage.

The Concept C1 goal masks have a carbon fiber shell with a foam liner and sweatband, and a titanium wire cage that attaches to the mask with two screws on each side of the mask.  The masks are Senior masks in sizes S/M and M/L.  The masks are available in two shell colors: black and white.  The model indication "Concept C1" is marked on the top of the shell.  A sticker inside the shell at the jaw lists the model and size.  A second sticker on the other side of the shell at the jaw lists the country of origin (China), the assembly date and the CE certification.  Certification (CSA, HECC) and warning stickers are affixed to the backplate of the mask.

The NME 10 goal masks have a fiberglass/carbon fiber shell with a foam liner and sweatband, and a titanium wire cage that attaches to the mask with two screws on each side of the mask.  The masks are Senior masks in three sizes: Fit 1, Fit 2 and Fit 3.  The masks are available in two shell colors: black and white.  The model indication "NME10" is marked on the top of the shell.  A sticker inside the shell at the jaw lists the model and size.  A second sticker on the other side of the shell at the jaw lists the country of origin (China), the assembly date and the CE certification.  Certification (CSA, HECC) and warning stickers are affixed to the backplate of the mask.

The RP NME Ti Titanium Cage is a replacement cage intended for the Concept C1 and NME 10 goal masks.  It has a matte finish. The cage has two side plates, one on each side of the cage.  One side plate includes a sticker with the model designation (RP NME Ti Sr) and the CSA certification.  The other sticker indicates HECC and CE certification.  On the inside of the side plate is a sticker with the country of origin (Thailand).

Hazard identified

Bauer has determined there may be a quality issue in some of the titanium wire used in the manufacture of the cages. The metal wires on the affected cages can break and may not provide adequate protection in the event of impact from a puck, posing a facial impact or laceration hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these goal masks and cages.

Bauer Hockey Corp. has received nine reports, eight in Canada and one in the United States, of the titanium wire cage cracking or breaking upon impact with a puck, resulting in minor facial injuries in four of the reports.

Number sold

Approximately 1,300 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 1,200 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April, 2013 to February, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Thailand and China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Masco Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Chachoengsao
THAILAND
Importer
Bauer Hockey Corp.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled goal masks with the affected wire cages and contact Bauer Hockey Corp for a replacement cage and complimentary throat protector.

For more information, consumers may contact Bauer's Customer Service toll-free at 1-844-448-4246, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. Consumers may also contact Bauer's Customer Service by email or visit Bauer's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.