GAMMA Sports Recalls Children’s Tennis Racquets Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Quick Kids Junior Tennis Racquets
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: GAMMA Sports, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hazard: The orange grip tape on the tennis racket’s handle contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves Quick Kids 23-inch aluminum junior tennis racquets with orange tape on the hand grip. Recalled racquets have lot number”F:3:10:08″ stamped onto the bottom of the racquet grip below the “G.”
Sold at: Online at www.gammasports.com, www.atssports.com and www.holabirdsports.com from December 2010 through March 2011 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled tennis racquets away from children and contact GAMMA Sports for a free replacement grip kit. GAMMA Sports is directly contacting all known purchasers of the recalled tennis racquets.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact GAMMA Sports at (800) 333-0337 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.gammasports.comPLEASE STUDY THE FOLLOWING SOURCE CAREFULLY:
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