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.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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