June 7, 1977
Repair Of Aluminum Bats Announced
King Athletic Goods, Fairfield, New Jersey, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is offering an update kit to repair a possible defect on the "King Sport" aluminum bat. Commission reports indicate that the rubber grips on these aluminum baseball bats can become loose, worn, torn or otherwise damaged. According to Commission staff, this creates a risk of injury because a bat while in use may separate from a deteriorated grip, may be propelled through the air, and may strike a person. To prevent this, King Athletic is offering the update kit free of charge. Only bats sold under the trade name of "King Sport" are subject to this repair.