Company Phone Number: (800) 344-6453 

July 20, 1999


Release # 99-146

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), NIKE USA Inc., of Beaverton, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 250,000 NIKE sport waterbottles. The drinking valve on the cap can detach, posing a choking hazard.

NIKE has received one report of a valve detaching during use. There have been no reports of injuries.

The NIKE Sport Waterbottle is a curved-shaped, 22-ounce bottle with a separate, black screw-top lid. The bottle body comes in gray, blue or yellow, and has a black rubberized grip area on each side. The word "NIKE" is on the bottom of the bottle. The NIKE "Swoosh" logo appears on the cap, and on the bottom and the grip area of the bottle. Major sporting goods and department stores nationwide sold these bottles from April 1999 through July 1999 for about $7.

Consumers should stop using these bottles immediately. Consumers can either return the bottles to the store where purchased for a credit, or contact NIKE to receive a redesigned cap. Consumers wanting a new cap should throw the old cap in the trash. For more information, consumers should call NIKE at (800) 344-6453 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.

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