|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 275-6633
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Swim ‘N Score Dive Sticks Recalled by Modell’s Due to Risk of Impalement Injury to Children
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: CORAL Swim ‘N Score Pool Stix
Units: About 130
Retailer: Modell’s Sporting Goods, of New York, N.Y.
Manufacturer: ERO Industries (no longer in business), of Mount Prospect, Ill.
Hazard: Children can fall or land on these dive sticks in shallow water and suffer impalement injuries. Eye and other facial injuries are also possible. In April 2001, CPSC banned certain types of dive sticks.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Pool Stix are weighted plastic tubes, which stand upright when tossed into water. The sticks are about 8” long and were sold in packs of 6 in various colors. The UPC (#4969382814) is printed on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Modell’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide from August 1999 to October 2008 for about $3.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should keep children from playing with the recalled dive sticks and return the product to any Modell’s Sporting Goods for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Modell’s at (800) 275-6633 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.modells.com/recall
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