The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Brine, today announced a voluntary recall of the Brine VIP lacrosse gloves. Brine, a division of Warrior Sports Inc., of Warren, Mich, must recall about 7,000 youth and adult Brine VIP Lacrosse Gloves in the United States and 30 in Canada.
The screen printing ink used on the Silver triad logo on the back of the glove contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves Black and White Brine VIP lacrosse gloves sold in three sizes: 10, 12 and 13 inches. The name “Brine” is printed in White and a Silver triad symbol is printed on the back of the glove on the wrist cuff.
Through Brine’s rigorous quality control testing, it has discovered that one if its vendors, located in Vietnam, replaced a previously approved and tested batch of silver ink with an unapproved and untested batch of silver ink. Subsequent testing performed by Brine showed that the substituted silver ink contained levels of lead that do not meet Brine’s quality standards, and are above those levels established by U.S. and Canadian laws. The silver ink was only used to print a small logo on the back of the wrist protector on the outside of the gloves, and is not contained within the glove itself. Brine is recalling the gloves in compliance with U.S. and Canadian laws.
The product is reported to have been sold at sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2009 and June 2010 for about $50. Consumers should immediately stop using the gloves and contact Brine for a replacement or refund.
For additional information, contact Brine toll-free at (888) 542-8834 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.brine.com.