|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2009
Release # 09-295
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 431-5827
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Spalding In-Ground Basketball Hoops
Units: About 1,700
Importer/Distributor: Russell Brands LLC, of Alexander City, Ala.
Hazard: The bolts at the base can fail, causing the unit to fall. This poses a risk of serious injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Spalding in-ground basketball hoops with a supporting pole and a clear backboard. The following models are included in the recall:
|MC Sports Series
(sold exclusively at MC Sports)
|54" or 60" tempered glass,
|January 2009 through April 2009|
|Triple Eight Series||88830, 88830G,
|60" or 72" acrylic or tempered glass,
|January 2009 through July 2009|
|Arena View||886724FS||72" acrylic, fixed-height backboard||January 2009 through July 2009|
Sold at: MC Sports, Academy Sports, Dunham's Sports and other sporting goods stores nationwide for between $600 and $1,700.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled basketball hoops immediately and contact Russell Brands for instructions on receiving free replacement bolts. If the product is installed in concrete, the firm will arrange for free deinstallation, repair and reinstallation of the product at the consumer's home.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Russell Brands at (800) 431-5827 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.spalding.com
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