Friday, April 30, 2010

Sportime, of Norcross, Ga Recalls Sports Balls Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

April 30, 2010
Alert #10-734

Sportime Recalls Sports Balls Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer Balls
Units: About 1,000
Importer: Sportime, of Norcross, Ga.
Hazard: Surface paints on the sports balls contain excessive levels of lead which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the following SchoolSmart TechnoSkin Coated Foam Balls and TechStitched Soccer Balls. The TechnoSkin Foam Balls measure between 2 ¾ and 8 ¼ inches in diameter. The Sportime TechStitched Soccer Ball is a standard size soccer ball.
ProductProduct Photo
SchoolSmart TechnoSkin Coated Foam BallsSchoolSmart TechnoSkin Coated Foam Balls
TechStitched™ SOCCER BALLS, Set of 6 (Standard Size 4)SchoolSmart TechnoSkin Coated Foam Balls
Sold at: Sportime’s catalog and on the firm’s website from December 2006 through August 2009 for between $28 and $110 per set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Sportime for instructions to receive a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sportime toll-free at (888) 388-3224 anytime, visit the firm’s website at, or email the firm at
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting

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