CPSC, ASICS TIGER Corp. Announce Recall of Wrestling Ear Guards

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from ASICS TIGER Corporation

    WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- In
 cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ASICS
 TIGER Corp., of Irvine, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 60,000 ear
 guards used in wrestling.  The plastic protective shell of these guards can
 break when it is hit against a hard surface, resulting in impact injuries to
 the wrestler's head.
     ASICS TIGER Corp. has received 10 reports of the plastic shells of these
 guards breaking, resulting in three injuries.  The injuries reported include
 cuts and abrasions to the side of the head and ear.
     The recall involves ASIC Gel Wrestling Ear Guard with Neoprene.  The guard
 includes two plastic ear pieces covered with neoprene nylon.  The ASICS red
 logo is on a label on the guard's strap.  A gold label inside the guard reads,
 "MADE IN CHINA."  A date code can be found written on the neoprene nylon
 underneath the outer rim of the ear piece.  The recalled guards have date
 codes beginning with "98" or "99."  The guards are white, red, purple, black,
 navy blue, royal blue, green or gold.
     Sports specialty and team sport stores, and team sport catalogs sold these
 guards nationwide from June 1998 through March 2001 for about $25.
     Consumers should stop using these ear guards immediately, and return them
 to the store where purchased or to the firm for a free replacement.  For more
 information, call ASICS TIGER Corp. at (888) 380-8222 anytime, or go to the
 firm's web site at www.asicstiger.com.
     The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from
 unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products
 under the agency's jurisdiction.  To report a dangerous product or a
 product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's
 teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at
 http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html.  For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand
 service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at
 http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/103.html.  To order a press release through
 fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and
 enter the release number.  Consumers can obtain this release and recall
 information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.
 
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SOURCE ASICS TIGER Corporation
    WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- In
 cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ASICS
 TIGER Corp., of Irvine, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 60,000 ear
 guards used in wrestling.  The plastic protective shell of these guards can
 break when it is hit against a hard surface, resulting in impact injuries to
 the wrestler's head.
     ASICS TIGER Corp. has received 10 reports of the plastic shells of these
 guards breaking, resulting in three injuries.  The injuries reported include
 cuts and abrasions to the side of the head and ear.
     The recall involves ASIC Gel Wrestling Ear Guard with Neoprene.  The guard
 includes two plastic ear pieces covered with neoprene nylon.  The ASICS red
 logo is on a label on the guard's strap.  A gold label inside the guard reads,
 "MADE IN CHINA."  A date code can be found written on the neoprene nylon
 underneath the outer rim of the ear piece.  The recalled guards have date
 codes beginning with "98" or "99."  The guards are white, red, purple, black,
 navy blue, royal blue, green or gold.
     Sports specialty and team sport stores, and team sport catalogs sold these
 guards nationwide from June 1998 through March 2001 for about $25.
     Consumers should stop using these ear guards immediately, and return them
 to the store where purchased or to the firm for a free replacement.  For more
 information, call ASICS TIGER Corp. at (888) 380-8222 anytime, or go to the
 firm's web site at www.asicstiger.com.
     The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from
 unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products
 under the agency's jurisdiction.  To report a dangerous product or a
 product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's
 teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at
 http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html.  For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand
 service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at
 http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/103.html.  To order a press release through
 fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and
 enter the release number.  Consumers can obtain this release and recall
 information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.
 
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