Soccer goal nets recalled following strangulation death of child
- September 17, 2008 12:24 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday a recall of MacGregor folding soccer goals and Mitre folding soccer goals because of the risk of entrapment or strangulation of young children.
There have been two reports of head entanglement, including the strangulation death of a 20-month-old boy who was found with his arm and neck tangled in the soccer goal net.
The nets' distributor, Regent Sports Corporation, of Hauppauge, N.Y., said about 190,000 of the nets were sold at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, and sports and toy stores across the United States from May 2002 through May 2008 for $26 US each.
The MacGregor soccer goal has model number 97236 printed on the assembly instructions and UPC code number 029807972365 printed on the net’s packaging.
The Mitre soccer goal has model number 89186 printed on the assembly instructions and UPC code number 029807891864 printed on the net’s packaging.
Consumers should stop using the recalled soccer goal nets immediately and return them to Regent Sports to receive a free replacement net.
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