Soccer Goal Nets - Product Recall

Filed under: Alerts & Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 190,000 MacGregor Folding Soccer Goals and Mitre Folding Soccer Goals. The knotted flexible openings in the nets can pose a head and neck entrapment hazard or even a strangulation hazard to young children. Sadly, the CPSC has received two reports of head entanglement, including one that resulted in the death of a 20-month-old child.

Both soccer goals have a foldable white frame and net that is attached with Velcro strips. The MacGregor goal measures 6 feet wide by 3 feet high and the Mitre net measures 8 feet wide by 6 feet high. Each of these nets has squares measuring 5 inches on each side. 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. Nets manufactured after April 2007 with 4 inch by 4 inch square openings are not included in the recall.

The nets were made in China, distributed by Regent Sports Corporation, of Hauppauge, N.Y., and sold at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and sports and toy stores nationwide from May 2002 through May 2008 for $26 each.

If you have one of the recalled nets, you are advised to immediately return it to Regent Sports to receive a free replacement net. You can reach them by calling (877) 516-9707 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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