July 20, 1999
Release # 99-146
|CPSC: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
CPSC, NIKE Announce Recall of NIKE Sport
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation
with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), NIKE USA Inc., of Beaverton,
Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 250,000 NIKE sport waterbottles. The drinking valve
on the cap can detach, posing a choking hazard.
NIKE has received one report of a valve detaching during use. There have been no reports
The NIKE Sport Waterbottle is a curved-shaped, 22-ounce bottle with a separate, black
screw-top lid. The bottle body comes in gray, blue or yellow, and has a black rubberized
grip area on each side. The word "NIKE" is on the bottom of the bottle. The NIKE
"Swoosh" logo appears on the cap, and on the bottom and the grip area of the
bottle. Major sporting goods and department stores nationwide sold these bottles from
April 1999 through July 1999 for about $7.
Consumers should stop using these bottles immediately. Consumers can either return the
bottles to the store where purchased for a credit, or contact NIKE to receive a redesigned
cap. Consumers wanting a new cap should throw the old cap in the trash.
For more information, consumers should call NIKE
at (800) 344-6453 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday, or access the NIKE web site.
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