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Jul 08 2011

Mizuno USA Inc. Recalls Baseball And Softball Gloves Due To Presence Of Mold

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability

Unsafe or faulty  sports products purchased for family members may cause severe health problems , Alabama product liability attorney Keith T. Belt says

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Mizuno USA Inc., of Norcross, Ga., today announced a voluntary recall of the Mizuno Supreme Series and Ballpark Pro baseball and softball gloves

Some of these gloves were found to contain a variety of molds that could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems, or in individuals who have impaired immune systems.

The recalled items are leather Mizuno baseball and softball gloves. The gloves have a sewn-in white label on the heel of the glove with the words “Made in Vietnam” and the model number. Supreme Series gloves affected are further identified by the date code imprinted on the heel of the glove near the thumb opening. The following models are affected by this recall:

  • GSP1251TG
  • GSP1300T
  • GSP1401TG
  • MMX122P
  • MMX115PWM
  • MMX130

These gloves were manufactured in Vietnam and approximately 131,00 were sold nationwide at Walmart and Target stores from April 2010 through May 2011 for between $24 – $60. Consumers should immediately stop using the gloves and contact Mizuno USA to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Mizuno USA Inc. at (800) 451-7913 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11271.html