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Recall: Kid's Gamma Sport tennis raquets—high lead levels

Consumer Reports News: June 24, 2011 01:53 PM

About 2,000 Quick Kids junior tennis racquets from Gamma Sports were recalled because high levels of lead in the taped handle.

Specifically, the orange grip tape on the racquet handle contains lead. The 23-inch aluminum racquets were made in China and sold online from December 2010 through March 2011 at the following sites for about $15.

  1. Gammasports.com
  2. Atssports.com
  3. Holabirdsports.com

If ingested by young children, lead can cause adverse health effects. There were no incidents or injuries reported in relation to this recall, however.

Owners can contact Gamma Sports for a free replacement grip kit. According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission news release, the company is contacting known purchasers of the recalled tennis racquets.
For more information consumers can call Gamma Sports at 800-333-0337 or visit Gammasports.com.

GAMMA Sports Recalls Children's Tennis Racquets Due to Risk of Lead Exposure [CPSC]

Maggie Shader

   

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