Little Tikes® Basketball Net Replacement Program
Is your basketball set affected?
Thank you for visiting the Little Tikes web site regarding the Basketball Net Replacement Program.
In conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and several other manufacturers, Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling basketball nets used on certain models of our basketball sets. Children can become entangled in nets that have frayed, slipped or come partly unhooked from the rim.
Please note that the following Little Tikes basketball sets are NOT included in the recall,
as they feature a new rim design which has been approved by the CPSC. The redesigned net
should NOT be used with these products:
To determine if your Little Tikes basketball set needs a replacement net, please:
1. If there are holes between the slots where the net attaches to the rim , you already have a redesigned net and your basketball set is NOT covered by this recall.
2. If there are no holes between the slots where the net attaches to the rim , and the purchase date is after November, 1998:
If you have determined the basketball set you own is covered by the Little Tikes net replacement program, please call 1-800-321-0183 to order your replacement net. It will be sent to you at no charge. In the meantime, Little Tikes urges you to remove and discard your old basketball net. You may still use the basketball set without a net until you receive your replacement net. *This number is valid within the United States and Canada from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Examples of basketball set rims
Redesigned Net Installation Instructions
Q & A
Why are you recalling a product that has been on the market for ten years?
The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently became concerned that small
children can become entangled in basketball nets that have frayed, slipped,
or become partially unhooked from the rim.
Have any injuries resulted?
No serious injuries have been reported with Little Tikes Basketball sets.
How are you alerting consumers?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing a press release in
conjunction with several basketball set manufacturers that will be
distributed nationwide to all media. Retailers have been notified of the
eplacement net program. All affected basketball sets will be taken off the
retailers shelves and redesigned nets will be placed in the cartons.
All Little Tikes products that have been updated will have
a pink Quality Inspected sticker or a 1" x 6" orange
sticker on the carton.
Quality Inspected sticker
I already contacted Little Tikes Consumer Service department some time ago and
received a replacement net. Do I need another replacement net?
Any net ordered before October, 1998 should be replaced.
Can I use the basketball set without the net?
Yes, you may use the unit without a net until the redesigned net arrives.
What is the number to call for a replacement net?
You may call 1-800-321-0183. This number is valid within the United States
and Canada from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
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