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2011-04-22 06:32:00

CLEARFIELD, Utah, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, most of us just expect the basketball hoop in our driveway to raise or lower in height to allow players of all ages, heights, and skill levels to play on the same system. But 25 years ago, an adjustable height basketball hoop was a brand new innovation that quickly revolutionized the basketball industry. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110422/LA87193) In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its industry-changing...

2009-08-05 15:20:31

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Spalding in-ground basketball hoops due to an impact hazard. The bolts holding the base of the basketball hoop can fail, causing the hoops to fall over, possibly causing an injury. About 1,700 in-ground hoops were imported from China by Russell Brands LLC of Alexander City, Ala., and sold nationwide at sports stores between January 2009 and July 209 for between $600 and $1,700 apiece. The recall involves basketball...


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