FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2002
PRODUCT: Skates -National Sporting Goods Corporation of Passaic, N.J. is voluntarily recalling about 3,600 men's and women's 100 Series Bullet speed skates. The recalled skates are model numbers 809-0205 and 809-0256, black or white, with the word "Bullet" written on the side. The skates were sold through the JCPenney web site and its Christmas and Spring/Summer catalogs between November 2001 and February 2002. They were manufactured in China.
PROBLEM: The wheel and axle assemble may break off during skating, resulting in injury to the skater.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: National Sporting Goods and JCPenney have received one report of a twisted ankle and several reports of wheels breaking off.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the skates immediately and return them to the nearest JCPenney catalog desk for a free replacement. For more information, consumers may also call the JCPenney customer service at (888) 333- 6063, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day or visit the web site at www.jcpenney.com. Consumers may also contact National Sporting Goods customer service at (800) 242-7476 or via e-mail at email@example.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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.
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