It’s not often you see a recall on a golf product—and especially not one for lead paint. But a Golfer’s Billiard Game sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy has been recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Golfer’s Billiard Games
Units: About 2,300
Distributor/Retailer: Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Golf Galaxy Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manufacturer: Golf Gifts and Gallery, of Powers Lake, Wisc.
Hazard: Surface paints on the golf balls can contain excess levels of lead.
Description and Models: The recalled golfer’s billiard game includes 15 golf balls (with exterior paint and design to resemble a billiard ball) and six putting cups. The recall involves the Acuity Golfer’s Billiard Game, Style #AC302, and the Clubhouse Golfer’s Billiard Game, Style #302. The name and style number are located on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: The Acuity model was sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide from October 2008 to December 2008 for about $30. The Clubhouse model was sold at Golf Galaxy stores nationwide and on its Web site from May 2008 to December 2008 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the retailer of purchase.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: call (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.dickssportinggoods.com
Golf Galaxy: call (866) 465-3655 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.golfgalaxy.com