First Team Inc. Recall of Basketball Hoops December 14, 2004

First Team Inc. Announces Recall of Basketball Hoops

Name of product: Basketball Hoops

Units: About 7,600

Manufacturer: First Team Inc., Hutchinson, Kan.

Hazard: The bolt attaching the arm to the vertical post can break, causing the backboard to fall and injure someone standing below.

Description: This recall involves First Team Attack, Force and Titan basketball hoops. The hoops have a spring-loaded E-Z crank, adjustable backboard that goes from 6-feet, 6-inches to 10-feet tall. “First Team” is written on the bottom left corner of the clear acrylic or tempered glass backboard. The heavy duty basketball hoops are often professionally installed.

Sold through: Internet sales, distributors, and independent retail stores from January 1996 through August 2004 for between $1,000 and $1,800.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using their basketball hoops and contact First Team Customer Service to receive a free repair kit.

Contact: Call First Team at (800) 649-3688 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.