Athletic shoes voluntarily recalled by Adidas

Wednesday, November 3rd 2004, 12:55 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Adidas is recalling about 187,000 pairs of basketball shoes because the sole of the heel can tear or separate during use, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The recall involves the Superstar Ultra and Pro Team shoes. Portland, Ore.-based Adidas has received two reports of injuries, including one sprained ankle, the commission said.

The Superstar Ultra shoes were sold nationwide between January and October for about $120. The Pro Team shoes cost about $80 and were sold between July and October. The shoes came in various colors.

Consumers are advised to stop using the shoes and to contact Adidas at 877-568-4632 to receive a prepaid mailing label and a refund or gift certificate.