Recall Alert: Basketball hoops recalled after 14-year-old’s death

Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals can unexpectedly detach from the wall and fall to the ground.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2022, 11:04 AM

Updated 563 days ago

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Nearly 18,000 basketball hoops are being recalled after a 14-year-old was killed.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Goalsetter Systems Inc., of Evansville, Indiana, have announced the recall of the Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals that can unexpectedly detach from the wall and fall to the ground.
A 14-year-old boy was killed when the recalled Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goal fell on him in Granger, Indiana in June 2018. Goalsetter has received four reports of incidents of the wall-mounted basketball goal detaching from a wall, including the boy's death. In one of the other incidents a consumer sustained severe facial injuries, and in another incident a consumer sustained a fractured leg.
CPSC and Goalsetter are urging consumers to stop using the recalled basketball goals immediately and contact Goalsetter for free removal of the basketball goal with a full refund or a free inspection of the installed wall-mounted basketball goal and free installation of an additional safety bracket.
This recall involves all Goalsetter Adjustable and Fixed Wall Mount Series and GS Baseline Series 72-inch, 60-inch, 54-inch, and 48-inch wall-mounted goal systems. The basketball goals have a white Goalsetter logo (a white basketball to the left of the word "Goalsetter" printed in the lower left corner of the backboard).
The goals were sold on Amazon, Dicks Sporting Goods, Walmart, Target, and Competitive Edge.
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