The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 190,000 MacGregor and Mitre folding soccer goals after a young child became entangled in a net and was strangled to death. The agency recalled the goals, distributed by Regent Sports Corp. of Hauppauge, N.Y and sold nationwide, because they say the netting has dangerous sized gaps; The gaps in the net are 20 inches square and they should be less than 17 or greater than 28 inches.
This is not the first time soccer goals have been responsible for deaths. In May, we reported on the Consumer Product Safety alert which cited 21 deaths because movable soccer goals, if not anchored properly, had a tendency to topple over, sometimes causing massive head injuries. In Washington State, a 22 year old Bellevue man was killed when a goal post fell onto his head. In Woodinville, a 5-year-old girl received massage head injures when struck by a goal post and a 16 year old Yakima girl was seriously injured when a goal fell on her.
Every year dangerous or defective products cause thousands of injuries to consumers in Washington State. The Washington Products Liability Act (RCW7.72) describes the legal set of rules concerning responsibility for the manufacture and/or sale of defective or dangerous products to consumers. These rules sometimes make it easier for an injured person to recover damages.
If you or a loved one was injured due to a result of a dangerous or defective product, you’ll want an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows the ins and outs of Washington Products Laws. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing people with serious personal injuries and wrongful death claims due to dangerous products.
Contact The Farber Law Group today and we’ll provide and free and confidential review of your case.