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Home > Recalled Products > Children's (All Kid & Baby) > Toys & Games (Including Educational) > Toy Balls > TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer Balls

Recall: TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer Balls


On 2010-04-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer Balls due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2006 for about $28 to $110.

About 1,000 units are involved in this School Specialty / Sportime technoskin balls recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Balls category in 2010.

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TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer Balls
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (888) 388-3224

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What is the problem?

Surface paints on the sports balls contain excessive levels of lead which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves the SchoolSmart TechnoSkin Coated Foam Balls and TechStitched Soccer Balls listed here. The TechnoSkin Foam Balls measure between 2 1/2 and 8 1/4 inches in diameter. The Sportime TechStitched Soccer Ball is a standard size soccer ball. See products included in this recall.

These items were sold new+ at Sportime's catalog and on the firm's website from December 2006 through August 2009 for between $28 and $110 per set.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Sportime for instructions to receive a full refund or replacement product.

For more information, contact Sportime toll-free at (888) 388-3224 anytime, visit the firm's website at, or email the firm at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.