Goalsetter recently recalled 18,000 wall-mounted basketball goals due to unexpected detachment from the wall. This recall involves all Goalsetter Adjustable and Fixed Wall Mount Series and GS Baseline Series 72-inch, 60-inch, 54-inch, and 48-inch wall-mounted goal systems. There were multiple reports of the wall-mounted goal detaching from the wall and falling on consumers. These consumers suffered fractured legs and facial injuries, and in 2018, a 14-year-old boy died.
Family Sues After Child Dies from Falling Basketball Hoop
As described in court documents, the family of Nolan Gerwels, rushed to his aid after hearing “piercing screams”. It was a gruesome scene, as he was crushed to death and his family hoisted the massive 260-pound metal and glass mount off him. The boy’s mother then attempted to perform CPR as he said his last words and breathed his final breaths. In 2018 they sued Dick’s Sporting Goods, Goalsetter Systems, Century Builders, and EW Construction. The system that fell is made by Goalsetter Systems and sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Neither of the companies provided the proper hardware or instructions to mount the system. Century Builders constructed the home and hired EW Construction to install the basketball hoop and backboard. The lawsuit claims the two companies did not properly install the system. It says they used 2-inch lag bolts that did not go into sturdy studs or any solid wood structure, no wall anchors were used, and no chains or backup safety systems were installed. The Gerwel family attorney disputed that Nolan’s death wasn’t a freak accident, it was a preventable tragedy.
Basketball Goal Recalled Four Years Later
Four years later, in the present day, the basketball goal was finally recalled. The company is contacting all known purchasers from 1999-2022 stating “consumers should stop using the recalled wall-mounted basketball goals immediately and contact Goalsetter for free removal of the basketball goal with a full refund or a free inspection of the installed wall-mounted basketball goal and free installation of an additional safety bracket.” You can contact Goalsetter at 855-951-7460 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or on its website.
Filing a Product Liability Claim
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a Goalsetter basketball goal collapsing, you may qualify to participate in a class action lawsuit. Many product liability lawsuits are strict liability claims, meaning rather than proving the defendant was negligent, an attorney can make a case because the defendant made or sold a product that caused harm.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer
Our attorneys at Rob Levine & Associates have experience and knowledge of product liability and class action lawsuits and are willing to assist you in the pursuit of justice. When faced with a legal issue, it is of utmost importance to choose a lawyer that specializes in the area of law you need. Rob Levine & Associates specializes in personal injury law to carry out the best service within their expertise. For over 20 years, Rob Levine has been a staple in the Southern New England Personal Injury Attorney business and is known to have one of the most aggressive approaches to personal injury litigation in the tri-state area, helping over 50,000 people recover over 2 billion dollars. By suffering a personal injury at the hands of a recalled product, you may have the right to compensation through product liability. Contact Rob Levine & Associates for legal representation today at (617) 440-5287 for a free consultation. Remember there is no fee unless you win your case and our dedicated team of lawyers and their supporting staff handle all the work for you, so you can focus on healing.