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Repair Of Aluminum Bats Announced

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Recall Date:
June 07, 1977

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 7, 1977

 

Release # 77-058


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.

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