Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Spalding In-Ground Basketball Hoops Recalled By Russell Brands Due to Impact Hazard

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.

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:

Sold from

MC Sports Series
(sold exclusively at MC Sports)
88565G, 88565GT, 88567G, 88567GT
54" or 60" tempered glass, adjustable-height backboard
January 2009 through April 2009

Triple Eight Series
88830, 88830G, 88830T, 88830GT, 88880G, 88880GT
60" or 72" acrylic or tempered glass, adjustable-height backboard
January 2009 through July 2009

Arena View
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 .

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