|October 22, 2007
Collegiate Pacific Recalls Power Packs for Portable Team Hydration Units Due to Injury Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Power Packs for Portable Team Hydration Units
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: Collegiate Pacific, of Farmers Branch, Texas
Hazard: Charging the battery inside the hydration unit’s power pack box can result in excessive gas buildup which can burst the lid of the power pack box off or rupture the box. This poses an injury hazard to bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Collegiate Pacific has received two reports of lids bursting off of the box, including an instance where the lid struck the back of a bystander’s hand, causing some swelling.
Description: This recall involves the battery operated power pack boxes for the 20-gallon “Sports Cool Powered Team Drinker” and the 40-gallon “Sports Cool Powered Tanker with Cart” portable team hydration units. The units include a water tank, six hoses, a battery operated pack box, and a cart. “Sports Cool” is printed on the water tank.
Sold by: Sporting goods supply distributors and direct sales nationwide from February 2004 through June 2007 for between $700 and $1,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop charging the portable team hydration units and contact Collegiate Pacific to receive a repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Collegiate Pacific at (800) 243-5133 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to http://www.BSNCP.com/recall
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