Earlier today, USA Baseball decertified the 30/20 Easton Ghost X bat. The 30-inch, drop 10 Ghost X is no longer an approved bat for use in Little League under the new USA Bat Standard. Please know that this announcement only applies to the 30 inch, drop 10 Ghost X model, according to Little League International. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USA Bat remain approved for play. No reason has been provided thus far for the decertification.
This decision was made by USA Baseball, not Rhode Island District 4 Little League.
Questions regarding returns, refunds or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton via email at email@example.com or at 844.531.7079. Questions regarding the decertification may be directed to USA Baseball at USABat@USABaseball.com.
The following press release was issued by Easton on Thursday evening:
EASTON GHOST X 30/20 2-5/8 DECERTIFIED FOR USE BY USA BASEBALL
Thousand Oaks, Calif. (May 3, 2018) – Easton regrets to inform you that the Easton Ghost X, 30” -10 USA Baseball bat (model #’s YBB18GX10 30/20 & LL18GHX 30/20 Japan model) is no longer certified or approved by USA Baseball. Easton acknowledges full responsibility for this situation, and we seek to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
Please visit our website, http://news.easton.com/ to learn more about our efforts to deal with this decertification and your rights as a consumer.
If you purchased one of these bats, you can return it to us. We will provide you a mailing label that you can use to return your bat to us, at our cost. Upon receiving your bat, we will send you a $500 electronic voucher that you may use on easton.com. You may use this voucher to purchase another bat, or any other Easton products available at easton.com, with free shipping. To return your bat and receive your voucher, please call us at 1-844-531-7079, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please understand that is a decertification of the 30” size only, and that there are no structural problems or other defects with this bat. All other certified lengths & drop weights of the Easton Ghost X USA bat remain approved for play.
If you decide to keep your bat to use for other non-USA Baseball leagues, we are required to send you a permanent, non-removable sticker that you can use to cover the USA Baseball certification stamp. Please contact Easton at 1-844-531-7079, or email us at email@example.com, and we will send you this sticker with instructions on how to apply it.
Additional information may be found at USA Baseball’s USABat Youth Bat Standard website, https://usabat.com/decertified-bats/