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Product name Portable Basketball Hoops
Description All Lifetime portable basketball system models, except the "Quick Court" are included in this recall. The Escalade Sports basketball hoop models included in the recall are the Harvard, The Big Easy, B3100, B3301, B3302, B3303, B3304, B3305, B3306, B3403, B3500, Spalding, The Big Easy B3402 and Apex B9995, Mini Court, Alley Court. These portable basketball hoops come unassembled with a flat plastic base that is weighted down by either sand or water that is added during assembly. The basketball poles are made of black metal. The brand names or model names may appear on the backboard, main pole or the flat plastic base of the basketball hoops. 
Problem The basketball hoops may have a sharp protruding bolt on the players' side of the pole that can cause serious leg or body lacerations to consumers when the bolt is exposed. 
Distribution Nationwide at sporting good, department and toy stores including Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target and Toys R Us. 
Company Lifetime Products Inc. - 800-225-3865; web site -; Escalade Sports - 800-467-1397; web site - 
Dates sold Lifetime basketball hoops - January 1994 through July 2000; Escalade basketball hoops - March 1994 through December 2001. 
Date posted 04/23/2002 

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