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Goalsetter Systems Inc. recalled about 18,000 Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals after a 14-year-old boy was killed when one of the recalled hoops fell on him in June 2018.
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What’s the Problem?

This recall affects 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, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [1].

“The basketball goal can detach from the wall and fall to the ground posing a serious impact injury hazard and risk of death,” CPSC said. “A 14-year-old boy was killed when the recalled Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goal fell on him in Granger, Indiana in June 2018. Goalsetter has received four reports of incidents of the wall-mounted basketball goal detaching from a wall, including the boy’s death. In one of the other incidents a consumer sustained severe facial injuries, and in another incident a consumer sustained a fractured leg.”

The recalled basketball goals were sold online and at SCHEELS stores and basketball equipment stores nationwide from November 1999 through June 2022 for between $919 and $2,250. Affected hoops have a white Goalsetter logo (a white basketball to the left of the word “Goalsetter” printed in the lower left corner of the backboard).

If you purchased a Goalsetter Basketball Hoop that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Goalsetter for free removal of the basketball goal with a full refund or a free inspection of the installed wall-mounted basketball goal and free installation of an additional safety bracket.

This recall began on October 27, 2022.

Things to Know Before Installing a Wall-Mounted Basketball Hoop

Most fixed basketball hoops are durable and long-lasting and can provide flexible solutions, depending on your needs and preferences. It’s a sound investment, but it does require careful planning to ensure you aren’t wasting your money. Keep the following things in mind when putting up a wall-mount basketball goal:

DECIDE ON THE LOCATION
The location of your wall-mounted basketball goal is important because it requires adequate space to fit the players using the hoop. Additionally, the area you choose for the hoop should not contain any potential hazards (tree branches, wires, low ceilings).

LEARN THE WALL’S DURABILITY
Other than determining the location where your basketball hoop will be, you have to be sure that the walls involved are built to last. They must be solid enough to avoid breaking from physical pressure each time you shoot the ball.

NOTE THE AVAILABLE OVERHANG
An overhang is the space between the backboard and the pole, which includes the amount of room you can move around in every time you play basketball. Approximately 2 to 4 feet of overhang is necessary to assure your safety and stability.

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