Wall mounted basketball hoops recalled, one death reported

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT) — A wall mounted basketball hoop has been recalled due to serious risk of injury, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

18,000 Goalsetter wall-mounted basketball goals were recalled Thursday because they can unexpectedly detach from the wall and fall to the ground. There have been four reports of the unit detaching from a wall, in one of which, a 14-year-old boy in Indiana was killed in 2018. In two other cases, a person sustained a fractured leg injury and severe facial injuries due to a falling wall-mounted unit.

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 recalled basketball goals were sold at SCHEELS stores and basketball equipment stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Dicks Sporting Goods, Walmart, Competitive Edge Products and Target from November 1999 through June 2022.

CPSC and Goalsetter are urging consumers 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.