Goalsetter recalls wall-mounted basketball goals; one fatality reported

Photo source: CPSC

The basketball goal can detach from the wall and fall to the ground

Goalsetter Systems of Evansville, Ind., is recalling about 18,000 Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals.

The goals can unexpectedly detach from the wall and fall to the ground, posing a risk of injury and death.

A 14-year-old boy was killed when a basketball goal fell on him in June 2018. Additionally, the firm has received four reports of incidents of the goal detaching from a wall, in which a consumer sustained severe facial injuries, and another suffered 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 basketball goals were sold at SCHEELS stores and basketball equipment stores nationwide, and online at www.amazon.com, www.dickssportinggoods.com, www.walmart.com, www.competitiveedgeproducts.com and www.target.com from November 1999, through June 2022, for between $919 and $2,250.

What to do

Consumers should stop using the recalled wall-mounted basketball goals immediately and contact Goalsetter for free removal of the goal with a full refund or a free inspection of the installed wall-mounted goal and free installation of an additional safety bracket.

Consumers may contact Goalsetter toll-free at (855) 951-7460 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.goalsetter.com/pages/basketball-wall-mount-recall for more information.

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