Hockey face masks recalled after failing safety tests

Montreal's Sport Maska Inc. is recalling more than 1,300 hockey face masks in Canada and the United States after the equipment failed to pass quality control tests.

The recall, announced Monday by the company and the safety standards group CSA International, applies to about 825 Model FM5K hockey face masks sold in Canada and 500 Model FM5K hockey face masks sold in the U.S. between March 2007 and April 2007.

The recall affects only face masks with a date code, stamped on the wire guard, between 03/06 and 02/07. Consumers should also check the products for the branding "RBK" and the model number "5K" on the chin cup.

The masks were sold both separately and with pre-assembled hockey helmets.

Retailers in Canada sold the masks for between $35 and $100 while U.S. stores priced the masks between $30 and $130.

The company has not received any reports of injuries associated with the sport masks.

Consumers are advised to stop using the masks and contact the company for a replacement.

Recall notice

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