Latest Sports Recalls

Make sure your kids aren't playing with dangerous sport gear.

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Tech 4 Kids Snow Bikes

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Tech 4 Kids Snow Bikes

Date: February 8, 2011

Company/brand: Tech 4 Kids Inc.

The danger: The front ski can crack or break, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Sold at: Costco, sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com from September 2010 through January 2011 for about $150

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KEE Action Sports Paintball Marker

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KEE Action Sports Paintball Marker

Date: January 27, 2011

Company/brand: KEE Action Sports LLC

The danger: When users attempt to pierce the CO2 cartridge by closing the lever to the cartridge chamber, the cartridge can fly out of the marker, injuring the consumer.

Sold at: Paintball fields/arenas, stores, and retailers from May 2010 through August 2010 for about $130.

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Classic Bad Boy Buggies

Classic Bad Boy Buggies

Date: December 22, 2010

Company/brand: Bad Boy Enterprises LLC

The danger: The vehicle has been reported to accelerate without warning, posing a threat to the driver and bystanders.

Sold at: Authorized dealers nationwide from Spring 2003 through June 2010, for about $10,000

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Circo Children's Camping Combo Pack

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Circo Children's Camping Combo Pack

Date: December 7, 2010

Company/brand: Target Corp.

The danger: The floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from September 2010 through October 2010 for approximately $25.

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L.L.Bean Folding Camp Rockers

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L.L.Bean Folding Camp Rockers

Date: November 23, 2010

Company/brand: L.L.Bean

The danger: The plastic anchors attaching the fabric seat back to the frame can break, posing a fall hazard.

Sold at: L.L.Bean stores nationwide, llbean.com and through the L.L.Bean catalog from April 2009 through July 2010 for about $50.

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Katadyn North America Camping Stoves and Equipment

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Katadyn North America Camping Stoves and Equipment

Date: November 22, 2010

Company/brand: Katadyn North America Inc.

The danger: Damaged fuel lines and/or O-rings may cause fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Sold at: Specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers in the United States and Canada and on the Internet from January 2009 through September 2010 for between $150 and $180. The pumps and spare parts kits were also sold separately for between $15 and $50.

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Sportcraft Pogo Sticks

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Sportcraft Pogo Sticks

Date: November 18, 2010

Company/brand: Sportcraft Ltd.

The danger: The aluminum rivets on the pogo stick's frame tubes can break and cause the support clamp to detach and release the spring, posing fall and laceration hazards.

Sold at: The Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2010 through October 2010, for about $40.

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Rollerblade USA Inline Skates

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Rollerblade USA Inline Skates

Date: November 9, 2010

Company/brand: Rollerblade USA

The danger: The frame-mounting bolts and wheel-axle bolts can be loose on new skates. Loose wheels or frames on the skates can cause the rider to fall, posing a risk of injury.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2009 through July 2010, for between $80 and $160

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Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway

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Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide from April 2010 through September 2010, for about $45.

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Fisher-Price Children's Trikes

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Fisher-Price Children's Trikes

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: A child can strike, sit, or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key. This could result in serious injury, including genital bleeding.
Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide from January 1997 through September 2010, for about $25.

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Fisher-Price Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise

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Fisher-Price Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Sold in retail stores from July 2001 to October 2003, for about $50

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Fisher-Price Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade

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Fisher-Price Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Sold in retail stores from April 2003 to January 2004, for about $48

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Fisher-Price Baby Gymnastics Play Wall

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Fisher-Price Baby Gymnastics Play Wall

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Sold in retail stores from April 2005 to January 2007, for about $68

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Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium

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Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Sold in retail stores from October 2003 to March 2008, for between $28 and $36

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Fisher-Price 1-2-3 Tetherball

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Fisher-Price 1-2-3 Tetherball

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Retail stores from September 2005 to March 2008, for about $20

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Fisher-Price Bat & Score Goal

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Fisher-Price Bat & Score Goal

Date: September 30, 2010
Company/brand: Fisher-Price
The danger: The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Retail stores from May 2006 to July 2008, for about $20

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Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 7, 2010
Company/brand: Campus Cruisers LLC
The danger: The bicycle's front fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and posing a falling hazard.
Description: This recall involves about 100 Campus Cruisers' Eastside Fix model bicycles. The single-speed bicycle has an aluminum frame and fork. The bicycles were sold in royal blue with a white leather seat and white gel grips on the handlebars.
Sold at: Independent bicycle dealers nationwide from March 2010 through May 2010, for about $450.

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Basketball-Shaped Chair and Ottoman Sets

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Basketball-Shaped Chair and Ottoman Sets

Date: May 27, 2010
Company/brand: Colleen Karis Designs LLC
The danger: Surface paints on the lettering on both sides of the basketball chair could contain excessive levels of lead.
Description: This recall involves about 380 All-Star Basketball Chair and Ottoman Sets. The vinyl chair is round in shape to resemble a basketball, orange/brown in color and measures about 20 inches in diameter. "All-Star" is printed on both sides in black. "Colleen Karis Designs" is printed on a tag on the bottom of the chair. The ottoman is orange/brown in color and has a black stripe.
Sold at: HomeGoods stores nationwide from February 2009 through April 2010 for about $50.

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Water Bottle Spouts

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Water Bottle Spouts

Date: May 5, 2010
Company/brand: Klean Kanteen Inc.
The danger: The water bottle spouts can break or crack, posing a choking hazard to children and adults.
Description: This recall involves about 1.2 million Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts (plus an additional 102,000 in Canada) made of black plastic and have an attachment loop. "Klean Kanteen" is stamped into the side of the cap.
Sold at: Outdoor sports stores, including LL Bean, and grocery and specialty stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.llbean.com from April 2009 through April 2010 for $5 for the spout and between $15 and $28 when sold with a stainless steel water bottle.

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TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer Balls

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TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer Balls

Date: April 30, 2010
Company/brand: Sportime
The danger: Surface paints on the sports balls contain excessive levels of lead.
Description: This recall involves about 1,000 SchoolSmart TechnoSkin Coated Foam Balls and TechStitched Soccer Balls. The TechnoSkin Foam Balls measure between 2 3/4 and 8 1/4 inches in diameter. The Sportime TechStitched Soccer Ball is a standard size soccer ball.
Sold at: Sportime's catalog and on the firm's website www.schoolspecialty.com from December 2006 through August 2009 for between $28 and $110 per set.

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Children's Hockey Sticks

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Children's Hockey Sticks

Date: April 1, 2010
Company/brand: Bauer Hockey Inc.
The danger: Paint and decals on the sticks, shafts and blades contain excessive levels of lead.
Description: This recall involves about 67,000 hockey sticks, shafts and blades (plus an additional 60,000 in Canada). The recall includes the following: Nike Bauer Supreme One50 Junior Stick sticks, shafts and replacement blades; Nike Bauer Supreme One70 Junior Stick player sticks; Nike Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Stick player and goalie sticks; Bauer Supreme One75 Junior Stick player stick; Nike Bauer Supreme One90 Youth and Junior Stick sticks, shafts, and replacement blades; Nike Bauer Vapor XVI Junior Stick player stick; Nike Bauer Vapor XX Junior Stick player and goalie sticks; Bauer Vapor XX Junior Stick player stick; Nike Bauer Apollo Junior Stick player stick; Nike Bauer Supreme Force Junior Stick player stick; Nike Bauer Supreme Accel Junior Stick player stick; Nike Bauer Supreme One40 Junior Stick player stick; and Nike Bauer Supreme OneLTX Junior Stick player stick. The hockey and goalie sticks, shafts and blades come in various shapes, sizes and colors. The name "Bauer" and the model descriptions are on all of the sticks, shafts and blades. Most of the sticks also have the Nike symbol. Junior player sticks and replacement shafts are each identified by the markings "JUNIOR," "52 Flex" or "JUNIOR Flex 52." Youth player sticks are identified by the marking "YOUTH Flex 42" or "YTH Flex 42." These markings appear on all models on the narrow side of the stick shaft either near the top of the stick or near the blade. Junior replacement blades fit only the Junior sticks and are identified by the markings "P92" or "PM9" followed by "JR", which appear on the narrow side of the blade near where the shaft and blade are joined. Junior goal sticks are identified by the markings "P31 - JR - 22 1/2" or "P31 JUNIOR - FLEX 52 - 22 1/2" which appear on the narrow side of the stick shaft near the top of the stick.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2005 through March 2010 for about $80 to $200 for sticks, $30 for blades, and $40 to $90 for shafts

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Bicycle Bell Recall

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Bicycle Bell Recall

Date: March 18, 2010
Company/brand: Do It Best Corp.
The danger: The red paint on the bicycle bells contains excessive lead levels.
Description: This recall involves about 1,000 children's bicycle bells. The bells are red, black and white and has "I [Heart] My Bike" printed on the top. The green and white packaging reads "bike bell" and "$1."
Sold at: Dollar Stores and Do It Best Hardware stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $1.

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BigBox Hockey Sets

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BigBox Hockey Sets

Date: February 25, 2010
Company/brand: Sportime
The danger: The surface coating on the boards, which are assembled together to form the floor hockey playing-field, contain excessive levels of lead.
Description: This recall involves about 580 sets of BigBox Hockey, each consisting of six boards, measuring 6' long by 10" tall. The boards come in six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. The boards can be assembled together to create a contained playing area for children's floor hockey.
Sold at: Sportime's catalog and online at www.sportime.com from November 2006 through October 2009 for between $147 and $269.

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American Greetings Corp. Sport Balls

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American Greetings Corp. Sport Balls

Date: July 9, 2009
Company/brand: American Greetings Corp.
The danger: The surface coating on the basketball contains excessive levels of lead.
Description: This recall involves about 90,000 packages in the United States and 1,900 in Canada of DesignWare Sport Balls party favors. The package contains four mini sport balls: a basketball, a football, a baseball, and a soccer ball. The model number is SPBL 1821 and is printed on the packaging.
Sold at: Various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2004 through April 2009 for about $3.50.

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Body Boards

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Body Boards

Date: June 18, 2009
Company/brand: JGR Copa LLC
The danger: The green surface coating of the screened logo "Big Lizard™ body boards" on the underside of the body board contains excessive levels of lead
Description: This recall involves about 900 18-inch Kick Body Boards. The boards have various designs on the front including peace signs, white hibiscus, or yellow smiley face. A green lizard and "Big Lizard™ body boards" are printed on the underside in green.
Sold at: Beachwear Outlet, Bargain Beachwear, Beach Village Inc., FJ Health & Beauty, Mor USA Inc., Shipwreck-Ocean Jewels, Walmart, and Wilcor International Inc. from January 2009 through May 2009 for about $4.

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Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links

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Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links

Date: September 8, 2009
Company/brand: SRAM LLC
The danger: The recalled PowerLock connector links, used on bicycle chains, are brittle and can crack, allowing the chain to separate from the bicycle and posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Description: This recall involves about 24,000 SRAM PowerLock connector links, which are sold individually, on 10-speed bicycle chains and as original equipment on some bicycles. The recalled PowerLock connector links are identified by a date code of M or N, which is located on the side of the PowerLock connector link. 10-speed SRAM chains that were equipped with recalled PowerLock connector links include the following chain model numbers: PC-1030, PC-1050, PC-1070, PC-1090 and PC-1090R. The recalled chains were also installed on some Guru, Surly, Salsa, BMC, Serotta, Seven, and Ridley brand complete bicycles. The individual PowerLock connectors and bike chains with these connectors were sold from January 2009 through August 2009; bicycles with affected chains were sold from April 2009 through August 2009.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailer stores nationwide from January 2009 through August 2009. PowerLock connector links were sold separately for about $5 or as part of 10-speed chains for between $35 and $85.

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Orangatang Skateboard Wheels

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Orangatang Skateboard Wheels

Date: June 23, 2009
Company/brand: Loaded Boards Inc.
The danger: The recalled skateboard wheel's core can shear and blow-out causing the wheel to separate from the skateboard truck's axle and bearings. This poses a risk of serious injury to riders.
Description: This recall involves about 1,200 sets of Orangatang "In-Heat" skateboard wheels. They were sold in two styles: 75mm/purple/83a durometer and 75mm/orange/80a durometer. The words "orangatang," "In Heat," and the size and durometer are written on the sidewall of the wheel. The wheels were sold in sets of four.
Sold at: Authorized Loaded Boards/Orangatang Wheels dealers nationwide from March 2009 through April 2009 for about $55 per set.

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Playground Equipment

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Playground Equipment

Date: April 22, 2009
Company/brand: SportsPlay Equipment Inc.
The danger: The handrails and posts on the playground equipment contain high levels of lead paint.
Description: This recall involves about 540 Tot Town Fun Centers, Tot Town Castle Fun Centers, Tea Cup Merry Go Rounds, 8' Web Climbers, Rope Walls, Four Panel Circular Aztec Climbers, and Three Panel Aztec Climbers, including the following model numbers: 902-813, 902-815, 902-817, 902-818, 902-863, 902-865, 902-867, 902-868, 902-788, 902-771, 902-772, 902-762, 902-763, 902-764
Sold at: Authorized SportsPlay dealers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2007 for between $1,300 and $5,500.

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Pronto Sports Ice Skates

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Pronto Sports Ice Skates

Date: March 11, 2009
Company/brand: Pronto Sports Inc.
The danger: Surface paint on the ice skates contains excessive levels of lead.
Description: This recall involves about 600 youth adjustable boys' ice skates that are black with lime green and silver accents. "Glide" is printed on a rubber tag on the side of the skates. "DBX" and the DBX logo are located on the ice skate's ankle powerstrap, tongue, and heel.
Sold at: Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from September 2008 through December 2008 for between $30 and $60.

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Arch Swing Sets

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Arch Swing Sets

Date: February 4, 2009
Company/brand: Playland International
The danger: The metal around the weld at the top of the swing frame can fail, causing the top bar to fall. This poses a fall and impact hazard to children or bystanders.
Description: This recall involves about 700 swing sets with a 3-1/2-inch arch swing frame and a 3-1/2-inch top metal bar. The recalled swing sets come in red, orange, yellow, blue, tan, white, black, brown, teal, green, fuchsia, burgundy, and purple.
Sold at: Playland International dealers nationwide from September 2001 through May 2006 for between $800 and $2,300.

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L.L. Bean Ice Cleats

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L.L. Bean Ice Cleats

Date: January 29, 2009
Company/brand: L.L. Bean Inc.
The danger: The elastic harness system attaching the cleats to footwear can detach, posing a fall hazard.
Description: This recall involves about 7,000 Stabilicers Lite cleats with model number BNX9. The cleats are worn over footwear for traction in winter walking conditions. The recalled cleats were sold in blue, orange, and pink. Black Stabilicers Lite cleats are not included in this recall. The cleats were sold in sizes small through extra large. The name Stabilicers Lite appears in raised letters on the underside of the harness.
Sold at: L.L.Bean stores nationwide, LLBean.com, and the L.L.Bean catalog from August 2008 through November 2008 for about $20.

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Reebok Hockey Helmets

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Reebok Hockey Helmets

Date: December 2, 2008
Company/brand: Reebok-CCM
The danger: The helmet's chinstrap can unexpectedly come undone. If this happens, the helmet can fall off, posing a head and neck injury risk to the user.
Description: This recall involves about 1,000 RBK and CCM brand hockey helmets. Helmets included in this recall have a HECC sticker with date code JUN - 2013. HECC stickers and model numbers are located on the back of the helmets.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and Internet retailers from May 2008 through July 2008 for between $80 and $200.

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