U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named
below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise
Name of Product: MacGregor Folding Soccer Goals, Mitre Folding Soccer Goals
Units:About 190,000 units
Importer / Distributor:Regent Sports Corporation, of Hauppauge, N.Y.
Manufacturer:Manufactured in China
fixed knot flexible openings in the soccer goal net can pose a head and neck
entrapment or strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents / Injuries:
Sports and CPSC have received two reports of head entanglement, including the
strangulation death of a 20-month-old child who was found with his arm and neck
tangled in the soccer goal net.
soccer goals have a foldable white frame with a white net that is
attached by Velcro strips. When upright, the MacGregor goal measures 6
feet wide by 3 feet high and the Mitre net measures 8 feet wide by 6
feet high. Each has a recalled net with 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.
Ace Hardware and sports and toy stores nationwide from May 2002 through May
2008 for $26.
should stop using the recalled soccer goal nets immediately and return them to
Regent Sports to receive a free replacement net.
information, contact Regent Sports at (877) 516-9707 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday.
To see photographs of the recalled products go the CSPC's website.