URGENT SAFETY NOTICE TO BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PLAYERS

RECALL ON MIZUNO BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL GLOVES

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Mizuno, today announced a voluntary recall of Mizuno Supreme Series and Ballpark Pro baseball and softball gloves.   Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.   It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Some gloves were found to contain a variety of molds that could cause respiratory or other infections in persons suffering with chronic health problems, or in individuals who have impaired immune systems.

Description: The recalled items are leather Mizuno baseball and softball gloves. The gloves have a sewn-in white label on the heel of the glove with the words “Made in Vietnam” and the model number.  Supreme Series gloves affected are further identified by the date code imprinted on the heel of the glove near the thumb opening.  A list of the models can be obtained at the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web Site www.saferproducts.gov,  

The products were sold at Walmart and Target stores nationwide from April 2010 through May 2011 for between $24 and $60.Co  nsumers should immediately stop using the gloves and contact Mizuno USA to receive a full refund at (800) 451-7913 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Burton A. Padove is an attorney who provides a variety of recall information to help prevent serious injuries and health issues caused by defective drugs, medical devices and consumer products.  He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Indiana and has been assisting injury, auto and truck accident and malpractice victims for over 30 years.  He can be reached at (219) 836 2200.