|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2004
Release # 05-069
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 649-3688
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Basketball Hoops
Units: About 7,600
Manufacturer: First Team Inc., Hutchinson, Kan.
Hazard: The bolt attaching the arm to the vertical post can break, causing the backboard to fall and injure someone standing below.
Incidents/Injuries: First Team received one report of a backboard falling. No injuries were reported.
Description: This recall involves First Team Attack, Force and Titan basketball hoops. The hoops have a spring-loaded E-Z crank, adjustable backboard that goes from 6-feet, 6-inches to 10-feet tall. "First Team" is written on the bottom left corner of the clear acrylic or tempered glass backboard. The heavy duty basketball hoops are often professionally installed.
Sold through: Internet sales, distributors, and independent retail stores from January 1996 through August 2004 for between $1,000 and $1,800.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their basketball hoops and contact First Team Customer Service to receive a free repair kit.
Contact: Call First Team at (800) 649-3688 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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