Mizuno USA, Inc. Recalls "Gamer" Baseball Gloves Due to Chance of Infection in At-Risk Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2006
Release #06-070
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 966-1211
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Mizuno USA, Inc. Recalls "Gamer" Baseball Gloves Due to Chance of Infection in At-Risk Consumers

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: Mizuno "Gamer" Baseball Gloves

Units: About 12,800

Importer: Mizuno USA, Inc., of Norcross, Ga.

Hazard: These gloves could contain aspergillus mold. Such mold usually does not affect healthy individuals, but could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or in individuals who have impaired immune systems.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes all Mizuno "Gamer" baseball gloves. These gloves have the word "Gamer" printed on the palm of the gloves.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2005 through October 2005 for about $80.

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gloves and contact Mizuno USA, Inc. for information on how to receive a free replacement baseball glove.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mizuno USA, Inc., at (800) 966-1211 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Baseball Gloves