On October 27, 2022, Goalsetter issued a recall for their wall-mounted basketball goals. According to the recall, number 23-027, the basketball goal can potentially detach from the wall and fall onto the ground. This poses a serious impact risk which can lead to injury and even death. The recall affected approximately 18,000 products.
The recall specifically includes the following 72-inch, 60-inch, 54-inch, and 48-inch wall-mounted goal systems:
- Goalsetter Adjustable Series
- Fixed Wall Mount Series
- GS Baseline Series
The basketball goals were sold in many places, including SCHEELS stores and basketball equipment stores around the country. The goals were also sold online via www.amazon.com, www.dickssportinggoods.com, www.walmart.com, www.target.com, and www.competitiveedgeproducts.com. They were sold from November 1999 through June 2022.
So far, there have been a few reports of incidents associated with the recalled product. These reports include one fatality in June 2018; a 14-year-old boy was killed when the recalled product fell on him in Granger, Indiana. Other incident reports included severe facial injuries and a fractured leg.
The company is urging all affected consumers to stop using the recalled wall-mounted basketball goals immediately and contact them for a free removal of the product with either a full refund or a free inspection and installation of an additional safety bracket.
If you or a loved one suffered harm because of the defective product, it is important that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Instead of following the recommendations of the company (besides stopping the use of the product), affected parties should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Depending on the details surrounding the incident and the resulting harm, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. You could even participate in a class action lawsuit.
For more information about your legal options, contact the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.
Possible Injuries Resulting from the Recalled Basketball Goal
As mentioned above, reported incidents include a leg fracture, severe facial lacerations, and even death. However, many other injuries are possible. Some examples of these injuries include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Eye injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Muscle injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
No matter the injuries resulting from the incident, it is essential that affected parties seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Some of these injuries can result in devastating harm, which can be disabling or even fatal. Contact the experts here at our law firm immediately to learn more about your right to file a lawsuit.
What to do If You Were Injured
If you or a loved one suffered harm because of the defective Goalsetter basketball goal, you might have many questions about what you should do and the steps to take to prepare to pursue a claim. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Take photos of all visible injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the accident
- Take photos of the defective product
- Leave the defective product as-is, do not tamper with it, and do not try to repair it
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Identify any cameras that might have captured the incident and collect the footage
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Contact the company and report the incident and resulting harm (never agree to a free repair, a refund, etc.)
- Gather all medical records
- Gather all records of lost income
- Gather all records of property damage
- Seek legal assistance with our experienced recall lawyers
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
Class action claims and mass torts are common in these types of cases – more specifically, in recalls affecting countless units of the products and affected many consumers in a similar way. Is there a class action lawsuit? Because the recall was issued relatively recently, it might still be too early for there to be a class action lawsuit. How can I join a class action lawsuit on this case? How can I be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? These are very common questions. Typically, participating in a class action can be as simple as finding an experienced class action lawyer. For more information about whether you can participate in a class action claim, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one suffered harm due to the recalled basketball goals, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to handle your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and recover a fair settlement. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling product liability claims and class action claims and are ready to do whatever it takes to secure the compensation that you are owed, which can include medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
Here at our firm, we offer free case evaluations, including free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim and fight for your rights. To benefit from these legal services, contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.
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