Russell Brands is recalling about 13,400 Spalding® Momentous EZ Portable Basketball Goals due to impact injury hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, welds in the arm attaching the backboard to the pole can fail and cause the backboard to fall, posing an impact injury hazard to consumers.
This recall involves Spalding Momentous EZ Assembly Portable Basketball Goals. The goals have a 50 inch or 54-inch acrylic clear backboard with a visible “H-frame” providing support behind the backboard, or a 54-inch acrylic clear backboard with aluminum trim, but no H-frame. All backboard styles are attached to a black metal pole with a black metal arm. “Spalding” is printed on the front of the black base and “6E” is molded on the back. The numbers 1010, 1011 or 1012 are printed to the right of the CAUTION statement on the front of the backboard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the portable basketball goals and contact Spalding to arrange for a technician to remove the original arm and install a new arm on the goal system. Spalding is contacting all known purchasers.
The firm has received 26 reports of weld failures including three backboards separating from the pole. One injury involving the backboard hitting a consumer on the shoulder/upper torso and one injury hitting a consumer on the head has been reported.
Consumers can contact Spalding at 800-558-5234 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, on Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. CT, or online at www.spalding.com/recall.html or www.spalding.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the home page under SUPPORT for more information.