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A basketball hoop with adjustable heights to fit children ages two to eight. Comes with a kid-sized basketball to play with.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>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&rsquo;s all set up, children can grab the included basketball and begin to play.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>Fisher Price&rsquo;s Grow to Pro Basketball Hoop&rsquo;s height can be changed to suit a child any age between two and eight. It&rsquo;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&rsquo;s a fairly light toy, so it can be moved around easily, especially from indoors to outdoors. When it&rsquo;s used outdoors, it&rsquo;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.</p> <p>&nbsp;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. &nbsp;</p> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>To wash outside, a hose can be used to spray the toy down and it can air dry</li> <li>If it needs to be washed inside, a damp cloth can be used to wipe it down and dried off with a dry towel</li> </ul> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Grow to Pro Basketball Hoop
Date published: 2016-07-27
6.00 / 10 stars

Grow to Pro Basketball Hoop

by Fisher Price
current stage2016-07-27

An adjustable basketball hoop that can be changed to different heights depending on the age of the child. Comes with a basketball to play with. The heights are suited for children ages two to eight and range from two feet to six feet. This toy was recalled by Fisher Price in 2001 because the company in China producing the toy had been using paint with high trace amounts of lead and there were concerns about lead poisoning. 

  • Grow to Pro Basketball Hoop
  • Grow to Pro Basketball Hoop
Grow to Pro Basketball Hoop
Overall6.00
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Replay
  • 8.50
 
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Quality
  • 9.00
 
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Cognitive
  • 4.00
 
Including both gross and fine motor skills, this measure how much this toy engages and challenges physical mobility, body awareness, and coordination.
Motor
  • 9.00
 
This measures how likely a toy is to spark social play between children or how well it teaches socially healthy behavior.
Social
  • 6.50
 

Product Specs

Age 2-8 years
Made in China
Recalls Yes 
Batteries No Batteries Required
Materials Plastic
Choking Hazard No
Date Reviewed 07/27/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $54.99
Pros
  • Adjustable heights
  • Sturdy
  • Comes with a basketball
  • Grows with children 
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
Cons
  • Confusing directions
  • Hard to assemble
  • Need to put sand or water in the base to keep it from falling over
Detailed Review

Toy Description

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.

Play

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.

Observations

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. 

Care

  • 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.

Concerns

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.

 

Manufacturer's Description

With Fisher-Price Grow 2 Pro Basketball, beginners can start out small and "pros" can raise it tall! Raising and lowering the hoop to heights of 3, 4, 5 and 6 feet gives everyone a chance to play-at any age! So whether they're just learning to shoot or perfecting game-winning 3's, this hoop gives anyone the chance to feel like a "pro"!

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