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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Radica Recall Hotline: (800) 803-9611

March 13, 2001

 

Release # 01-104


WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Radica USA Ltd., of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 140,000 baseball video games to replace the bats. The bats can separate during a swing. Broken pieces can hit a bystander and cause injury.

Radica USA Ltd. has received seven reports of consumers, including children, being hit by pieces of the broken bat, resulting in a split lip, facial lacerations, a bump on the head and bruising.

Play TV Baseball is a video game that plugs directly into a television set, and simulates hitting a baseball. It contains an electronic home plate, ball and plastic bat. The user faces the television standing above the electronic home plate, which emits an infrared beam. When a simulated pitch is made on the television screen, the user swings the bat to hit the simulated ball. Electronics in the bat communicate the swing action to the home plate, and the results appear on the television screen. Writing on the home base of the game includes "RADICA:" and PLAY TV Baseball." Writing on the black bat includes "RADICA:" and "MADE IN CHINA."

Major retail stores nationwide sold this video game from June 2000 through January 2001 for about $50.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Radica to arrange for the return of the Play TV Baseball to receive a replacement of Play TV Baseball III.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Radica at 800-803-9611 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Saturday.
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