Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Brine Recalls VIP Lacrosse Gloves Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10310.html
Recalled glove
Wrist cuff tag, with model number

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Youth and Adult Brine VIP Lacrosse Gloves

Units: About 7,000 in the United States and 30 in Canada

Manufacturer: Brine, a division of Warrior Sports Inc., of Warren, Mich.

Hazard: Screen printing ink used on the silver triad logo on the back of the glove contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves black and white Brine VIP lacrosse gloves sold in three sizes: 10, 12 and 13 inches. The name "Brine" is printed in white and a silver triad symbol is printed on the back of the glove on the wrist cuff. The following lacrosse gloves are involved in this recall:

Model Numbers (printed on tag)/Size:
LGLVIP03-618983164529 13 inches
LGLVIP02-618983164505 12 inches
LGLVIP00-618983164543 10 inches

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2009 and June 2010 for about $50.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gloves and contact Brine for a replacement or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Brine toll-free at (888) 542-8834 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.brine.com/recall

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1110

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Team USA rolls to a 21- 5 victory over Australia in Lacrosse World Championships

Um, not much else to be said there. 21-5.
Good game, good game, good game...

Remember: Canada on Saturday and Germany on Sunday
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And of course, I have all your blue division countries covered. Show your lax pride people!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Introducing the Flow Bros...

Flow Bros
Flow Bros
I’d like to congratulate the Flow Bros on their achievements in the Denver and Vail Tourneys.

At the Denver Shootout the Flow Bros went 4 and 2. Taking 5th out of 12 teams from Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona and Kentucky. One of the 2 losses was to the tourney champions.

And now for my shameless self promotion Check out the design on those pinnys…

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team not playing in the world championship?

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Lacrosse fans are wondering if the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team will get to fly out of NYC today for the World Lacrosse Championships? The team has a scheduled flight for 4pm Eastern time. But the members don’t have the proper documentation to leave the US.

The holdup is coming from new passport security measures. Matt Chandler, spokesman for the US State department, says his department is working to resolve the matter. "We are trying to help them get the appropriate travel documents so that they can travel to this tournament," he said.

But Dr. Percy Abrams, executive director of the Iroquois Nationals, said US passports wouldn't even be accepted at the competition where they have to produce a passport originating from the country they are representing -- the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. "I think it should have been explained well ahead of time or someone should have been advised that travel requirements had changed," Abrams said.

The last time the team travelled outside the country was in 2002, when the championship was held in Australia. The passports didn't pose a problem since that was before travel requirements changed.

If the matter doesn't get resolved, the team is may not make it to this year's championship. Nationals General Manager Ansley Jemison said that would be a "worst case scenario for the game of lacrosse." "These guys are also heroes to a lot of the young children that we have in our communities, and I think that would be a very negative message for the U.S. government to send to our people," Jemison said.