Spalding Momentous EZ Portable Basketball Goals Recalled
The Spalding Momentous EZ Assembly Portable Basketball Goals were recently recalled by Russell Brands because of an impact injury hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), welds in the arm attaching the backboard to the pole can fail and cause the backboard to fall, posing an impact injury hazard to consumers.
The goals have a 50-inch or 54-inch acrylic clear backboard with a visible “H-frame” providing support behind the backboard, or a 54-inch acrylic clear backboard with aluminum trim, but no “H-frame.” All backboard styles are attached to a black metal pole with a black metal arm. “Spalding” is printed on the front of the black base and “6E” is molded on the back. The numbers 1010, 1011 or 1012 are printed to the right of the CAUTION statement on the front of the backboard.
Consumers are urged by CPSC to immediately stop using the portable basketball goals and contact Spalding to arrange for a technician to remove the original arm and install a new arm on the goal system. Spalding is contacting all known purchasers. About 13,400 units were sold in the United States and 62 in Canada, according to the CPSC.
There have been 26 reports of weld failures, including three backboards separating from the pole. One injury involved the backboard hitting a consumer on the shoulder/upper torso and another injury involved a consumer being hit on the head.
The basketball goals were sold at Academy and Scheels stores nationwide and online at Spalding.com and Amazon.com from May 2021-April 2022 for approximately $400-$600.