|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2004
Release # 05-034
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 568-4632
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: adidas Superstar Ultra and Pro Team Shoes
Units: About 187,000 pairs
Manufacturer: adidas America Inc., of Portland, Ore.
Hazard: A portion of the sole of the heel can separate or tear during use, which can result in injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: adidas America has received two reports of injuries involving these shoes, including one sprained ankle and one strained Achilles tendon.
Description: The adidas Pro Team and Superstar Ultra basketball shoes come in various color combinations. The recalled shoes have a six-digit article number on the inside part of the shoe tongue. A complete list of the article numbers of the shoes involved in the recall can be found at www.adidas.com/recall or by calling the firm's recall hotline.
Sold at: adidas stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores nationwide, and at thestore.adidas.com. The Superstar Ultra shoes were sold between January 2004 and October 2004 for about $120. The Pro Team shoes were sold between July 2004 and October 2004 for about $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes, and contact adidas America to receive a prepaid mailing label and a refund or gift certificate.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call adidas America toll-free at (877) 568-4632 anytime, or visit the adidas America Web site at www.adidas.com/recall
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.
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