Soccer goals recalled after child's death

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 190,000 MacGregor and Mitre folding soccer goals are being recalled after the death of a young child.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a 20-month-old boy from Texas was strangled when his head and arm became entangled in
the net of one of the recalled goals.

The agency has received one other report of a child's head becoming entangled in a net.

The Chinese-made goals were distributed by Regent Sports Corporation and sold by sports and hardware stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart and Ace Hardware. They were available between May 2002 and May 2008.

Parents and caregivers are advised to stop using the nets. They can be returned to Regent Sports in exchange for a free, safe replacement.

For more information, call 877-516-9707.

On the Net:

Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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