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Product name Portable Basketball Hoops
Description These are portable, vertically mounted Huffy-brand basketball systems that come unassembled with a plastic base that is weighed down by either sand or water that is added during assembly. The basketball poles are painted black and the Huffy brand name appears on the backboard, main pole, or plastic base. The protruding bolt on the player side of the pole is located about 20-inches from the ground. 
Problem The basketball hoops can have a sharp protruding bolt on the player's side of the pole that can cause serious leg or body lacerations to consumers. Basketball players can be cut when they collide with the pole as they drive towards the basket or when they fall or are pushed into the pole. 
Distribution Nationwide at sporting goods, department and toy stores. 
Company Huffy Sports - 800-558-5234; web site - 
Dates sold November 2001 through May 2002. 
Date posted 11/27/2002 

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