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CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Basketball Sets

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Nombre del producto:
Grow-to-Pro Basketball Set
Riesgo:

Some of the nets have enlarged openings. If children put their heads into these enlarged openings, the net can get tangled around their necks and they could strangle. 

Remedio:
Remplazo
Fecha del retiro:
Mayo 10, 2001
Unidades:

About 55,000

Contacto para los consumidores

Consumers may call Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 247-9395 anytime to order a free replacement net.  Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if their basketball nets have enlarged openings. Consumers can also visit the company's website at http://www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp.

Detalles del retiro

Descripción:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 55,000 basketball sets to replace the nets. Some of the nets have enlarged openings. If children put their heads into these enlarged openings, the net can get tangled around their necks and they could strangle. 

Fisher-Price has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled Grow-to-Pro Basketball set has a black pole that adjusts from 3 to 6 feet. A nylon net with an orange plastic hoop is attached to the pole, along with a gray backboard. The Fisher-Price logo is on the front of the backboard; and the model number, 72408, along with the words, "Made in U.S.A." are on the other side of the backboard.

Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from January 2001 through May 2001 for about $30.

Consumers should stop using the basketball set immediately. Consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 247-9395 anytime to order a free replacement net. Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if their basketball nets have enlarged openings. Consumers can also visit the company's website at http://www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp.

Remedio:

Consumers should stop using the basketball set immediately. Consumers should call Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 247-9395 anytime to order a free replacement net.

Incidentes/Lesiones:

Fisher-Price has not received any reports of injuries. 

Vendidos(as) en:
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from January 2001 through May 2001 for about $30.
Fabricado(as) en:
United States
Número del retiro:
01-149

Nota: Puede haber declaraciones individuales de los comisionados sobre este tema. Para buscar las declaraciones (en inglés) sobre este u otros temas visite www.cpsc.gov/commissioners.

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Acerca de la CPSC

La Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC) se encarga de proteger al público contra riesgos irrazonables de lesión o muerte asociados al uso de miles de tipos de productos del consumidor. Muertes, lesiones y daños a la propiedad debido a incidentes con productos del consumidor le cuestan al país más de $1 billón de dólares al año. La labor de la CPSC ha contribuido a una disminución en el índice de lesiones asociadas a los productos del consumidor en los últimos 50 años.

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