ITECH Hockey Goalie Masks and Replacement Wires RecalledMay 31, 2005 | www.consumeraffairs.com
ITECH is recalling the ITECH Profile 2100, 1100 and 8.0 hockey goalie masks and ITECH RP607 and RP609 goalie mask replacement wires. The metal wire on these products could break at or near a weld point, exposing a hockey goalie to facial injuries.
ITECH has received three reports of injuries sustained from the wire breaking at or near a weld point. The injuries included superficial facial and eye injuries.
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.
The items were 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.