Mizuno USA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a voluntary recall of about 12,800 Mizuno “Gamer” Baseball Gloves due to a mold that could affect at-risk consumers. No injuries have been reported. The gloves were sold Sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2005 through October 2005 for about $80.
The gloves could contain aspergillus mold. Mizuno said the 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.
The recall includes all Mizuno “Gamer” baseball gloves. These gloves have the word “Gamer” printed on the palm of the gloves.
Consumers have been advised to stop using the gloves and contact Mizuno USA, Inc. for information on how to receive a free replacement baseball glove.