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King Sport aluminum baseball bats

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SIAR Code: 23022
Category: Hobby/sports and recreational equipment
Notifying Country: United States of America
Source URL: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/1977/Repair-Of-Aluminum-Bats-Announced
Publication Date: Jun 07, 1977
Risk Level: Serious
Manufacturer: King Athletic Goods
Defect Description: June 7, 1977 Release # 77-058 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7) -- King Athletic Goods, Fairfield, New Jersey, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is offering an update kit to repair a possible defect on the "King Sport" aluminum bat. Commission reports indicate that the rubber grips on these aluminum baseball bats can become loose, worn, torn or otherwise damaged. According to Commission staff, this creates a risk of injury because a bat while in use may separate from a deteriorated grip, may be propelled through the air, and may strike a person. To prevent this, King Athletic is offering the update kit free of charge. Only bats sold under the trade name of "King Sport" are subject to this repair. Owners of such bats are asked to write to King Athletic Goods, 277 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, New Jersey, indicating: the Model Number, Length and Color of Bat, Dealer's Name and Address, and the approximate date of purchase. The appropriate repair kit will be sent to the consumer as soon as possible
Risks: Health risk, Injuries and Laceration
Measures Type: Voluntary