Parents of Injured Illinois Boy Sue Aluminum Bat Maker

December 9, 2010

A Will County, Ill., couple are suing a manufacturer of aluminum baseball bats for injuries their 11-year-old son suffered when he was struck in the head by a ball last spring.

The Chicago Tribune reports that in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Robert and Cheryl Schutter of Mokena contend that Easton-Bell Sports Inc. produced bats capable of hitting baseballs at dangerous speeds.

Easton-Bell is an official equipment supplier to Little League Baseball.

The Schutters say their son, Jake, was pitching in a game in Mokena last may when he was struck in the head by a line drive. They say he suffered brain damages and deafness in his left ear.

No one was available for comment at Easton-Bell’s headquarters in Van Nuys, Calif.

Information from: Chicago Sun-Times

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