|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|August 22, 1991
|Release # 91-113
Sportcraft & Wilson
Batting Tee Games Recalled
WASHINGTON, DC -- General Sportcraft
Company Ltd. and Foremost, both of Bergenfield, NJ, are recalling a children's baseball
practice game called the "Batting Tee." The General Sportcraft product was sold
under the Sportcraft name, and the Foremost model was sold under the Wilson name.
The Batting Tee being recalled consists of a ball tethered to an elastic cord that is
anchored to the ground with the U- shaped metal stake. The stake may come out of the
ground and hit the player's body or head. A separate stand holds the ball during use.
Injuries occur when children pull on the ball or cord and the stake suddenly pulls out of
the ground and toward the child.
Units with a 1 1/4-inch common washer anchoring the ball directly to the base are not
The CPSC has confirmed one report of a child who received a skull fracture after being
struck by a stake from a Batting Tee. These sets were sold nationwide. The firm estimates
that 150,000 sets were sold under the Sportcraft label since 1980, and 70,000 Foremost
sets were sold under the Wilson label since 1986.
Consumers can identify these products by the names "Sportcraft" or
"Wilson" which appear on the base of the five sided stand. Recalled units have a
Sportcraft and Foremost advise consumers to discontinue use of the product and return it
to the retailer where purchased for a cash refund. Consumers may also return the product
Batting Tee Recall
140 Woodbine Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that occur each year with 15,000 different types of consumer
products within CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk 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 and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. 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 report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.