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Russell Brands Recalls In-Ground Basketball Hoops

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Russell Brands LLC in conjunction with the CPSC announced a voluntary recall of Spalding In-Ground Basketball Hoops because bolts located at the base can fail, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to bystanders.

As of this date there have been no reports of injuries associated with the recalled item.

The recall involves Spalding In-Ground Basketball Hoops with a support pole and clear backboard. The model numbers included in the recall are listed below:




Sold from

MC Sports Series
(sold exclusively at MC Sports)

88565G, 88565GT,
88567G, 88567GT

54” or 60” tempered glass,
adjustable-height backboard

Jan. – April 2009

Triple Eight Series

88830, 88830G,
88830T, 88830GT,
88880G, 88880GT

60” or 72” acrylic or tempered glass,
adjustable-height backboard

Jan. – July 2009

Arena View


acrylic, fixed-height backboard

Jan. – July 2009

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled hoops and to contact Russell Brands for instructions on receiving free replacement bulbs. For consumers that have the hoop in concrete, the company will arrange de-installation repair and reinstallation of the product at the consumer’s home.

Consumer Information: Contact Russell Brands at (800) 431-5827 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.spalding.com