|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2007
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“Power Bolt” Pitchbacks Sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
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: “Power Bolt” Y-Frame and Ultimate Y-Frame Adjustable Pitchbacks
Units: About 57,000
Importer/Distributor: Dick’s Sporting Goods, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manufacturer: Hierarch Enterprises Co., of China
Hazard: The upper portion of the frame can collapse after both locking pins are removed, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Dick’s Sporting Goods has received three reports of finger/hand laceration injuries.
Description: This recall involves the Power Bolt Y-Frame Pitchback and Y-Frame Ultimate Pitchback. The products’ Y-shaped metal frames have attached netting which will return a thrown ball to the user. The upper portion of the frame is adjustable to allow a variety of rebound angles.
Sold at: Dick’s Sporting Goods retail stores nationwide and on its Web site. The Power Bolt Y-Frame Pitchback was sold from November 2002 to July 2007 for about $70. The Power Bolt Y-Frame Ultimate Pitchback was sold from February 2005 to July 2007 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Dick’s Sporting Goods to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dick’s Sporting Goods toll-free at (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; e-mail at Customer.Service@dcsg.com; or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dickssportinggoods.com
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