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ADIDAS SHOES

Units: About 187,000 pairs.

Manufacturer: Adidas America of Portland, Ore.

Hazard: A portion of the sole of the heel can separate or tear during use, which can result in injuries.

Incidents/injuries: Adidas America has received two reports of injuries involving these shoes, including one sprained ankle and one strained Achilles tendon.

Description: The Adidas Pro Team and Superstar Ultra basketball shoes come in various color combinations. The recalled shoes have a six-digit article number on the inside part of the shoe tongue. A complete list of the article numbers of the shoes involved in the recall can be found at www.adidas.com/recall or by calling the firm's recall hotline.

Sold at: Adidas stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores nationwide, and at thestore.adidas.com. The Superstar Ultra shoes were sold between January 2004 and October 2004 for about $120. The Pro Team shoes were sold between July 2004 and October 2004 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes, and contact adidas America to receive a prepaid mailing label and a refund or gift certificate.

Consumer contact: (877) 568-4632 anytime, or visit www.adidas.com/recall.

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: To find a list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270.

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