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 or by calling the firmís recall hotline.

Sold at: adidas stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores nationwide, and at 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