The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall in September, 2008 of about 190,000 folding soccer goals (under the names “MacGregor” and “Mercer”). These products were sold at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, and other retailers nationwide from 2002 through 2008.
Consumers have been advised to stop using these products immediately, since they were sold with a hazard with the potential to cause serious harm, including death. The defect has been identified in the area of a “fixed knot flexible opening”, which can entrap a young child’s head and neck.
The CPSC became aware of at least two reports of head entanglement, including the strangulation death of a one-year-old boy, whose arm and neck became entangled in the netting.
If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury due to use of netting for a soccer goal, contact the Boston law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. We will answer your questions and protect your legal rights. Speak with a personal injury lawyer today by calling (617) 742-1900, or toll free outside of Boston, 1-800-545-3732.