18K basketball goals recalled after 14-year-old killed

Wall-mounted basketball goal fell on teen

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Goalsetter Systems Inc. announced the recall of about 18,000 Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals. (Provided by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

About 18,000 Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals are being recalled because they can unexpectedly detach from the wall and fall to the ground, posing a serious injury hazard and risk of death, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Goalsetter Systems Inc. announced Thursday.

The announcement was made after the death of a teenager. According to CPSC, a 14-year-old boy was killed when the recalled Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goal fell on him in June 2018 in Indiana. CPSC said Goalsetter has received four reports of the wall-mounted basketball goal becoming detached, including the teen’s death. In one of the other incidents, a person suffered severe facial injuries, and in another incident, a person suffered a fractured leg.

The 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 recalled 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.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled basketball goals 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.

Contact Goalsetter toll-free at 855-951-7460 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at https://www.goalsetter.com/pages/basketball-wall-mount-recall and https://www.goalsetter.com/  and click on “SAFETY & RECALL” at the top of the page for more information.

Goalsetter is also contacting all known purchasers directly.