Baseball, Softball Gloves Recalled for Mold

A large <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Baseball and Softball Glove recall has been implemented for about 131,000 defective Mizuno Supreme Series and Ballpark Pro baseball and softball gloves, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Mizuno Supreme Series and Ballpark Pro Baseball and Softball Gloves were manufactured in Vietnam; imported by Mizuno USA Inc., of Norcross, Georgia; and sold at Walmart and Target stores, nationwide, from April 2010 through May 2011 for between $24 and $60.

Some gloves were found to contain a variety of molds that could cause respiratory or other infections in people with chronic health problems or who have impaired immune systems. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled leather Mizuno baseball and softball gloves are constructed with a sewn-in white label on the heel of the glove and with the words “Made in Vietnam” and the model number. The Supreme Series gloves involved are also identifiable by the date code imprinted on the heel of the glove near the thumb opening. Not all models bear date codes; see the list of models affected by this recall below:

• Model GSP1251TG is dark brown on the top and palm sides and has a yellow wrist strap. The words “SUPREME SERIES” are stamped into the palm of the gloves and the following date codes are involved: SV0910, SV1110, SV1210, SV0111, and SV0311.

• GSP1300T is light tan on the top and palm sides and is constructed with a dark brown wrist strap and dark brown bindings. The words “SUPREME SERIES” are printed in dark brown on the palm of the gloves. Date code SV0310 is involved.

• Model GSP1401TG is dark tan on the top and palm sides with a brown wrist strap and dark brown bindings and the words “SUPREME SERIES” printed in dark brown on the palm of the gloves. Date codes SV0610, SV0910, SV1010, SV1110, SV0111, and SV0311 are involved.

• Model MMX122P (no date code) is dark brown on the top and palm sides with a dark brown wrist strap and bindings and with the words “BALLPARK PRO” printed in gold on the palm of the gloves.

• Model MMX115PWM (no date code) is tan on the top and palm sides with a light tan wrist strap and dark brown bindings and with the words “BALLPARK PRO” printed in dark brown on the palm of the gloves.

• Model MMX130 (no date code) is tan on the top with a dark brown palm and webbing and a tan wrist strap and bindings and the words “BALLPARK PRO” printed in gold on the palm of the gloves.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the gloves and contact Mizuno USA to receive a full refund. Mizuno USA Inc. at (800) 451-7913 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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