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|Release # 92-052
Batting Tee Game Recalled By Rawlings
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rawlings Sporting Goods Company
of St. Louis, MO in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is
voluntarily recalling a children's sports toy called the "Batting Tee."
The Batting Tee is a practice batting stand marketed for children and has a tethered ball
anchored to the ground by a metal stake. The stake may pull out of the ground and strike
the head or body of the players.
These types of staked balls used as part of batting tee games for children have been
involved in three injuries reported to CPSC by consumers. One incident involved a child
who suffered a skull fracture from the metal stake of an earlier recalled batting tee, not
a Rawlings tee.
Approximately 16,000 Rawlings batting tee games, Model number TBK-2, have been sold by
retail stores nationwide from 1987 to the present. Consumers can identify the toys by the
Rawlings name imprinted in red on the white plastic home plate stand included in the game.
Rawlings asks consumers to stop using the batting tee and return the metal-staked ball,
cord, and tee to the retailer where purchased for a free, redesigned batting tee game. If
consumers have questions about the recall, they may call Rawlings Sporting Goods at
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 reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products under 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 email@example.com.