Toy Golf Clubs Recalled

CPSC announced recall on toy golf clubs due to propelling hazard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
November 29, 1977  
Release # 77-117
 

Toy Golf Clubs Recalled

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 29) --The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with H-G Toys of Long Beach, N.Y., today warned consumers of a possible defect in "Par-Golf Toy Golf Clubs," model numbers 721 and 723. Because of faulty staple assembly, the club's metal rod may separate from its handle when swung and thus be propelled into anyone who may be standing in the rod's path.

The models in question were shipped into commerce before May 1, 1977. Ghey bear a single staple which fastens the club rod to the handle. Consumers who have purchased the model 721 or 723 toy golf clubs are urged to carefully examine them to make sure the rod is securely attached to the handle. If the connection is weak, consumers are instructed to discontinue use and may return the clubs to their retailer for refund or replacement.

The toy golf clubs are packaged in pairs along with two golf balls on a cardboard backing labeled "Par Golf" and "H-G Toys." No identifying markings appear on the clubs or balls themselves. The model 721 and 723 clubs were distributed nationwide and retail from about $1.50 to $2.50 in specialty and variety stores.

It is currently not known how many of the toy clubs are still available for purchase by consumers since the products were marketed primarily for sale during the summer season.

Consumers who desire additional information should write to H-G Toys, Inc., 750 Park Place, Long Beach, N.Y. 11561.