May 10, 2001Fisher-Price Recalls Basketball
Aurora, NY (SafetyAlerts) -
Fisher-Price is recalling about 55,000 basketball sets to replace the nets. Some of the
nets have enlarged openings. If children put their heads into these enlarged openings, the
net can get tangled around their necks and they could strangle.
Fisher-Price has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to
prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled Grow-to-Pro Basketball set has a black pole that adjusts from 3 to 6 feet. A
nylon net with an orange plastic hoop is attached to the pole, along with a gray
backboard. The Fisher-Price logo is on the front of the backboard; and the model number,
72408, along with the words, "Made in U.S.A." are on the other side of the
Toy, mass merchandise and discount stores sold these toys nationwide from January 2001
through May 2001 for about $30.
Consumers should stop using the basketball set immediately. Consumers should call
Fisher-Price toll-free at (800) 247-9395 anytime to order a free replacement net.
Fisher-Price will help consumers determine if their basketball nets have enlarged
openings. Consumers can also visit the company's website at www.fisher-price.com.
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