The stake may come out of the ground and hit the player's body or head. A separate stand holds the ball during use. Injuries occur when children pull on the ball or cord and the stake suddenly pulls out of the ground and toward the child.
The Batting Tee being recalled consists of a ball tethered to an elastic cord that is anchored to the ground with the U- shaped metal stake.
Consumers can identify these products by the names "Sportcraft" or "Wilson" which appear on the base of the five sided stand. Recalled units have a U-shaped stake.
Units with a 1 1/4-inch common washer anchoring the ball directly to the base are not being recalled.
Sportcraft and Foremost advise consumers to discontinue use of the product and return it to the retailer where purchased for a cash refund. Consumers may also return the product to:
Batting Tee Recall
140 Woodbine Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths that occur each year with 15,000 different types of consumer products within CPSC's jurisdiction.
The CPSC has confirmed one report that a child received a skull fracture after being struck by a stake from a Batting Tee.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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