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Little Tikes® Basketball Net Replacement Program

  1. Is your basketball set affected?
  2. New Purchases
  3. Products Affected
  4. Redesigned net installation instructions
  5. Q & A

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 any Little Tikes basketball sets manufactured after 1998 are NOT included in the recall, as they feature a new rim design which has been approved by the CPSC.

New Purchases

Every effort has been made to insert redesigned nets into affected products at your local stores. To identify whether a new product you have purchased contains a redesigned net, look for a pink Quality Inspected sticker on the box or on the back of the backboard.


Quality Inspected sticker

To determine if your Little Tikes basketball set needs a replacement net, please:
Look at your basketball set to be sure the Little Tikes logo is on the backboard.
Look at the rim.
 

  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: Look for a pink Quality Inspected Sticker on the back of the backboard. This sticker represents that the Little Tikes product you purchased contains a redesigned net.
  3. If the purchase date is prior to November, 1998: your net is recalled.

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

Products Affected


4611 Attach & Play™ Basketball
Model number location: model number not present on this product Little Tikes Logo location: Lower right hand corner of backboard

Description of unit:
Product size: approx. 19 ½" L x 13 ¾" D x 14" H
Colors: Backboard is white; hoop is orange; net is white; strap is blue w/orange buckle
Unit hangs from a door, or can you can use the strap attached to the back to secure to a 4" square metal or wood pole.

4781 Basketball Set
Model number location: 4803-01 located on bottom of base near our 800# Little Tikes Logo location: Lower right hand corner of backboard

Description of unit:
Product size: 29" L x 34 ½" D x 90" H
Colors: Backboard is white, hoop is red, net is white, upper post is red, lower post is blue, base is blue. Adjusts to 4, 5 or 6 feet. Has a wide base that can be weighted with sand. Includes one junior size basketball.
Note: 4781 Basketball Set with the "new" break-away rim feature is not affected.

4803 Basketball Set
Model number location: 4803-00 located on bottom of base near our 800# Little Tikes Logo location: Lower right hand corner of backboard

Description of unit:
Product size: 29" L x 34 ½" D x 90" H
Colors: Backboard is white, rim is orange, net is white, upper post is orange, lower post is blue, base is blue.
Adjusts to 4, 5 or 6 feet. Has a wide base that can be weighted with sand. Includes one junior size basketball.

4612 Easy Score Basketball Set
Model number location: 4612-00 molded on back of backboard near our 800# Little Tikes Logo location: Lower right hand corner of backboard

Description of unit:
Product size: 22" L x 23 ¾" D x 60" H
Colors: Backboard is white, rim is red, net is white, upper post is black, lower post is black, base is purple.
Adjusts to 6 heights from 2 ½ to 4 feet. Rim is wide and mounted close to the backboard. Base can be weighted with sand. Includes one toddler-size ball.
Some models of the 4612 Easy Score Basketball Set have been redesigned and are NOT affected by the recall. These units will have a rim that has holes the between the slots where the net attaches to the rim.

Note: 4612 Easy Score Basketball Sets with the rim that has holes between the slots where the net attaches to the rim are not affected.

4903 Pool Side Basketball Set
Model number location: 4803-00 located on bottom of base near our 800# Little Tikes Logo location: Lower right hand corner of backboard

Description of unit:
Product size: 22" L x 21" D x 47" H
Colors: Backboard is white, hoop is orange, net is white, post is blue, base is blue.
Designed to be used at pool side or as a toddler basketball set.
Post is not adjustable. Base can be weighted with sand. Includes one toddler-size ball.
 

More Information

Examples of basketball set rims


No holes between the slots where the net attaches to the rim.

Hole between the slots where the net attaches to the rim.

Redesigned Net Installation Instructions


Note to Consumers: The loops on the net should be very tight, so the net will not come unhooked. This replacement net is NOT for rims with holes between the slots.

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 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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