adidas America Inc. Recall of Basketball Shoes
November 3, 2004
adidas America Inc. Announces Recall of Basketball Shoes
Name of product: adidas Superstar Ultra and Pro Team Shoes
Units: About 187,000 pairs
Manufacturer: adidas America Inc., of Portland, Ore.
Hazard: A portion of the sole of the heel can separate or tear during use, which can result in injuries.
Description: The adidas Pro Team and Superstar Ultra basketball shoes come in various color combinations. The recalled shoes have a six-digit article number on the inside part of the shoe tongue. A complete list of the article numbers of the shoes involved in the recall can be found at www.adidas.com/recall or by calling the firmís recall hotline.
Sold at: adidas stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores nationwide, and at thestore.adidas.com. The Superstar Ultra shoes were sold between January 2004 and October 2004 for about $120. The Pro Team shoes were sold between July 2004 and October 2004 for about $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes, and contact adidas America to receive a prepaid mailing label and a refund or gift certificate.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call adidas America toll-free at (877) 568-4632 anytime, or visit the adidas America Web site at www.adidas.com/recall