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March 29, 2004
CLEARFIELD, UTAH - The problem in question occurred when customers disregarded the instructions and over-tightened the bolt. The instructions warned against this because the over-tightening would indent the pole, causing damage to the pole which led the bolt to protrude past the end of the bolt.Our in-house product tests showed that our basketball systems passed all ASTM standards and there was no protruding danger when properly assembled. The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) provides international safety standards for our industry specifically the manufacture, assembly, recommended maintenance and use of complete residential basketball systems.We provided our ASTM testing information to CPSC in March 2000, we got no response from CPSC in regards to our testing results.In June 2000, we added...
March 28, 2002
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Children nationwide are heading outdoors to practice their shots with portable basketball hoops. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lifetime Products Inc., of Clearfield, Utah, and Escalade Sports, of Evansville, Ind. are voluntarily recalling about 1.7 million portable basketball hoops. There are about 1.7 million Lifetime portable basketball hoops and about 16,000 Escalade Sports basketball hoops being recalled. The basketball hoops may have a sharp protruding bolt on the players side of the pole that can cause serious leg or body lacerations to consumers when the bolt is exposed.CPSC and Lifetime Products Inc. have received 27 reports of injuries and Escalade Sports has received one report of injury from the basketball hoop bolt. Injuries include scr...