This equipment design case involves an injury to a seventeen-year-old ice hockey player due to allegedly faulty equipment. The plaintiff was using a new pair of ice skates produced by a leading ice hockey equipment manufacturer. The plaintiff used the ice skates for the first time during his team’s morning skate with no apparent problems. After testing them out and determining he liked them, the plaintiff decided he would wear the skates in his game later that evening. On his first shift of the game, the plaintiff was injured when the skate blade snapped off from the rest of the ice skate. The plaintiff lost his balance and twisted his leg as he fell to the ice. After receiving on-ice treatment from the team’s trainer, he was carted off the ice rink on a stretcher and taken to a nearby suburban hospital. There, it was determined that he tore his ACL and MCL during the fall.