Mold fears spark Mizuno baseball, softball gloves recall
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
July 6, 2011, 6:35pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Mizuno Supreme Series and Ballpark Pro baseball and softball gloves
Units: About 131,000
Importer: Mizuno USA Inc., of Norcross, Ga.
Hazard: Some gloves were found to contain a variety of molds that could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems, or in individuals who have impaired immune systems.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled items are leather Mizuno baseball and softball gloves. The gloves have a sewn-in white label on the heel of the glove with the words "Made in Vietnam" and the model number. Supreme Series gloves affected are further identified by the date code imprinted on the heel of the glove near the thumb opening. The following models are affected by this recall:
Model | Description | Date Code
GSP1251TG | The glove is dark brown on the top and palm sides with a yellow wrist strap. The words "SUPREME SERIES" are stamped into the palm of the gloves. | SV0910, SV1110, SV1210, SV0111, SV0311
GSP1300T | The glove is light tan on the top and palm sides with a dark brown wrist strap and dark brown bindings. The words "SUPREME SERIES" are printed in dark brown on the palm of the gloves. | SV0310
GSP1401TG | The glove is dark tan on the top and palm sides with a brown wrist strap and dark brown bindings. The words "SUPREME SERIES" are printed in dark brown on the palm of the gloves. | SV0610, SV0910, SV1010, SV1110, SV0111, SV0311
MMX122P | The glove is dark brown on the top and palm sides with a dark brown wrist strap and dark brown bindings. The words "BALLPARK PRO" are printed in gold on the palm of the gloves. | N/A
MMX115PWM | The glove is tan on the top and palm sides with a light tan wrist strap and dark brown bindings. The words "BALLPARK PRO" are printed in dark brown on the palm of the gloves. | N/A
MMX130 | The glove is tan on the top with dark brown palm and webbing and tan wrist strap and bindings. The words "BALLPARK PRO" are printed in gold on the palm of the gloves. | N/A
Sold at: Walmart and Target stores nationwide from April 2010 through May 2011 for between $24 and $60.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gloves and contact Mizuno USA to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mizuno USA Inc. at (800) 451-7913 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
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