January 19, 2006

Mizuno USA, Inc. Recalls “Gamer” Baseball Gloves Due to Chance of Infection in At-Risk Consumers

Name of Product: Mizuno “Gamer” Baseball Gloves

Units: About 12,800

Importer: Mizuno USA, Inc., of Norcross, Ga.

Hazard: These gloves could contain aspergillus mold. Such mold usually does not affect healthy individuals, but could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or in individuals who have impaired immune systems.

Description: The recall includes all Mizuno “Gamer” baseball gloves. These gloves have the word “Gamer” printed on the palm of the gloves.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2005 through October 2005 for about $80.

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gloves and contact Mizuno USA, Inc. for information on how to receive a free replacement baseball glove.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mizuno USA, Inc., at (800) 966-1211 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.