An adjustable basketball hoop for kids age two to eight. It can go as low as two feet and as high as six feet. Comes with a small basketball to play basketball with.
The toy comes in a box and needs to be assembled. There is a base and a pole that attaches to the hoop. Once it’s all set up, children can grab the included basketball and begin to play.
Fisher Price’s Grow to Pro Basketball Hoop’s height can be changed to suit a child any age between two and eight. It’s made of thick plastic, and is very sturdy. Users have mentioned that even if their kids are rough while playing and slam dunk and hang on the hoop it still does not fall over. It’s a fairly light toy, so it can be moved around easily, especially from indoors to outdoors. When it’s used outdoors, it’s easy to clean because you can simply spray it off with a hose and it can air dry. If you want to wash it inside, a damp cloth can be used to wipe it down.
Along with all of the pieces to assemble the basketball hoop, it also comes with a small, kid-sized basketball to play with. This small basketball is included, but other, bigger basketballs and other types of balls can be thrown into the hoop. Some reviewers said that the directions were kind of confusing, and so it was hard to put together. Once it is assembled, users recommended to put sand or water inside the base so that it makes it even sturdier to withstand heavy use. There is a small hole to pour sand and water into the base.
Between 2001 and 2007, Fisher Price recalled almost one million toys. The Grow-to-Pro Basketball Hoop was recalled in 2001 due to high amounts of lead in the paints used on the toy. There were large amounts of lead that had the possibility of harming children, and so at the end of July in 2001 the toy was taken off the market. Part of the recall specifically for these basketball hoops was the nets. Some of the nets had large openings, and if children put their heads inside the net, they could strangle. There were no reports of any injuries with the toy, but Fisher Price recalled it to prevent injuries in the future.
- To wash outside, a hose can be used to spray the toy down and it can air dry
- If it needs to be washed inside, a damp cloth can be used to wipe it down and dried off with a dry towel
Parts and Pieces
All parts are plastic except for the net, which is a cloth fabric. Comes with the base and hoop. A small kid-friendly sized basketball is also included to play.
Some users commented that it was hard to stick the hoop into the base. As a solution, they put some soap in the hole to make it a little easier to slide the hoop in and that worked just fine. There were also concerns that the directions were hard to follow. Fisher Price found out in 2001 that the company in China making this toy was using paint with high trace amounts of lead to paint the Grow-to-Pro hoop and so it was recalled, as there were worries it was not safe for children to use.