Spalding Equipment

Manufacturer History and Warranties






History of Spalding Equipment

A Division of Russell Brands, LLC, Spalding is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, and America's first baseball company. Widely known as a top apparel company, Russell Corporation set out to expand its position as an athletic company. In 2003, Russell Corp. acquired leading ball producer Spalding.

In the summer of 2004, Russell Corp. solidified its position as a leading sporting goods company by acquiring athletic equipment manufacturers American Athletic, Inc (AAI) and Huffy Sports, including brands BPI and Hydra-RIB respectively.
Spalding is the official basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the official baseball of the Little League World Series, the official volleyball of the King of the Beach Volleyball Tour and the official football of Pop Warner.
In addition to being the leading producer and marketer of basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls, Spalding produces softballs under the Dudley brand. The SPALDING® and DUDLEY® trademarks are owned by Russell Brands, LLC.

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Product Warranties

AAI warrants its products against defects in material and workmanship. Without charge, AAI will, at its option, either repair or replace any products shown to our satisfaction to be defective within one (1) year from receipt by customer, provided it is returned to the factory (after authorization), transportation prepaid.
This warranty covers only products manufactured by AAI and does not extend to transportation, installation or replacement charges incurred by customer; nor does it apply to products or components of another manufacturer appearing in this catalog or used in conjunction with AAI products according to the terms hereof and standards acceptable in AAI�s industry.
This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any other express or implied warranties, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose. Modification of AAI products renders the warranty void and could create a risk of severe personal injury.
Abuse, misuse, abnormal usage, faulty installation, improper maintenance or unauthorized repairs are not covered under warranty. No obligations or liabilities exist on the part of AAI for consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the products.

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