Repair Of Aluminum Bats Announced

CPSC announced recall on aluminum bats due to deteriorating grip hazard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
June 7, 1977  
Release # 77-058
 

Repair Of Aluminum Bats Announced

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.