April 24, 2001ASICS TIGER Corp. Recalls
Wrestling Ear Guards
CA (SafetyAlerts) - ASICS TIGER
Corp. is recalling about 60,000 ear guards used in wrestling. The plastic protective shell
of these guards can break when it is hit against a hard surface, resulting in impact
injuries to the wrestler's head.
ASICS TIGER Corp. has received 10 reports of the plastic shells of these guards breaking,
resulting in three injuries. The injuries reported include cuts and abrasions to the side
of the head and ear.
The recall involves ASIC Gel Wrestling Ear Guard with Neoprene. The guard includes two
plastic ear pieces covered with neoprene nylon. The ASICS red logo is on a label on the
guard's strap. A gold label inside the guard reads, "MADE IN CHINA." A date code
can be found written on the neoprene nylon underneath the outer rim of the ear piece. The
recalled guards have date codes beginning with "98" or "99." The
guards are white, red, purple, black, navy blue, royal blue, green or gold.
Sports specialty and team sport stores, and team sport catalogs sold these guards
nationwide from June 1998 through March 2001 for about $25.
Consumers should stop using these ear guards immediately, and return them to the store
where purchased or to the firm for a free replacement. For more information, call ASICS
TIGER Corp. at (888) 380-8222 anytime.
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