March 13, 2001Radica USA Ltd. Recalls Baseball
Video Games to Replace Bats
TX (SafetyAlerts) - Radica USA Ltd.
said today it is voluntarily recalling about 140,000 baseball video games to replace the
bats. The bats can separate during a swing. Broken pieces can hit a bystander and cause
Radica USA Ltd. has received seven reports of consumers, including children, being hit by
pieces of the broken bat, resulting in a split lip, facial lacerations, a bump on the head
Play TV Baseball is a video game that plugs directly into a television set, and simulates
hitting a baseball. It contains an electronic home plate, ball and plastic bat. The user
faces the television standing above the electronic home plate, which emits an infrared
beam. When a simulated pitch is made on the television screen, the user swings the bat to
hit the simulated ball. Electronics in the bat communicate the swing action to the home
plate, and the results appear on the television screen. Writing on the home base of the
game includes "RADICA:" and PLAY TV Baseball." Writing on the black bat
includes "RADICA:" and "MADE IN CHINA."
Major retail stores nationwide sold this video game from June 2000 through January 2001
for about $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the bat that was included with the game, and
return the bat to the firm to receive a free replacement and postage costs. Consumers can
send the bat, along with their name and address, to: Radica USA Ltd., 13628-A Beta Road,
Dallas, TX 75244-4510. For more information, call Radica USA Ltd. at (800) 803-9611
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site at www.radicagames.com.
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