Recalls were in the news last week more than usual. Italian pork sausage contaminated with thin blue rubber. Catastrophic engine failure on some Ford Broncos. Pine-Sol cleaners that may contain bacteria. Nearly every vehicle Rivian has produced this year.
I picked out a wall-mounted basketball hoop to write about because it caused the death of a teen.
Goalsetter is recalling about 18,000 Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals.
The basketball goal can unexpectedly detach from the wall and fall to the ground, posing a serious impact injury hazard and risk of death to consumers.
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 the wall-mounted basketball goal detaching from a wall, including the boy’s death. In other incidents, a consumer had severe facial injuries and another consumer had a fractured leg.
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 recalled basketball goals were sold at SCHEELS stores and basketball equipment stores nationwide. Online they were sold at Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, Competitive Edge Products, and Target from November 1999 through June 2022. The cost was between $919 and $2,250.
Consumers should stop using the recalled basketball goals immediately, the company the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. They can contact Goalsetter for removal of the basketball goal with a refund or an inspection of it and installation of an additional safety bracket.
For more information, call Goalsetter at 855-951-7460 or visit https://www.goalsetter.com/pages/basketball-wall-mount-recall.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.