Lifetime Made In USA settlement

A settlement agreement has been reached for two consolidated class action lawsuits alleging that Lifetime Products Inc. and Sports Authority Inc. misrepresented the country of origin of various Lifetime basketball products. If you purchased a Lifetime basketball product that was labeled as “Made In USA” from April 11, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2012, you can claim a free basketball or a gift card valued at between $12.50 and $30 from the Lifetime class action settlement.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Lifetime basketball settlement include all persons who purchased a Lifetime basketball product with the unqualified designation “MADE IN USA” or “MADE IN THE USA” in California between April 11, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2012.

Lifetime Basketball Products

Potential Award

$12.50-$30 Gift Card or Free Basketball. Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form are eligible to receive a gift card redeemable at or a free basketball, depending on how much money they spent on eligible Lifeway basketball products.

Proof of Purchase

You must indicate the product name and the approximate date that you purchased the Lifetime basketball product.

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Andrew Hecht-Nielsen, et al. v. Lifetime Products Inc., et al., and Saman Afrouznia, et al. v. Lifetime Products Inc., et al., Case No. 37-2011-00089380-CU-BT-CTL in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Diego.

Case Summary

The Lifetime basketball settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit that alleges the defendants misrepresented the country of origin of various Lifetime basketball products by claiming that the products were made in the United States when they actually contained Chinese made component parts. The plaintiffs claim that this alleged misrepresentation was prohibited by statute.

Defendants deny the allegations but have entered into a class action settlement agreement to resolve the litigation.

Final Hearing


Settlement Website

UPDATE: The Settlement Administrator website is no longer active. The class action settlement was approved by a federal court and settlement awards were mailed to eligible Class Members in mid-February 2015. 

Claims Administrator

Lifetime Products Inc. et al., Class Action
c/o Tilghman & Co.
Attn: Steve Tilghman
P.O. Box 11487
Birmingham, AL 35202-1487

Class Counsel

John H. Donboli

Defense Counsel

Alexis Gutierrez

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  • I'm mad January 25, 2014

    Spent over 600$ on a faulty basketball hoop for my son and then only compensate a basketball…. yeah!!!!

  • Lori January 27, 2014

    Where is the list of products purchased?

    • SB January 28, 2014

      I was looking for that too!

  • Valerie January 28, 2014

    I cannot find the list of products

  • AG January 28, 2014

    Yet another bogus lawsuit.

    They intentionally did not provide a way to file a claim online as many people will not bother to print out the form to fill and mail.

  • Lori January 29, 2014

    It also says purchased in California…..does that mean ONLY purchased in CA?

  • Sharon January 29, 2014

    States items purchased in California!

  • Carol February 7, 2014

    List of products covered in lawsuit:

  • Becky S February 18, 2014

    I am assuming they took the claim form down, I couldn’t find it…

  • Top Class Actions March 4, 2014

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The Settlement Administrator for the Lifetime Basketball class action settlement has added the ability to file Claim Forms online. Find the blue “Submit Your Claim” button to quickly and easily file a claim.

  • Aimee April 8, 2014

    Wow, got on the website today to file the claim knowing it was the last day to do so, and at 1:00 California time, they stated on website ” it is past April 8, 2014″ Really? I don’t think so – April 8, 2014 lasts until midnight. Greedy people selling shoddy products like our Lifetime basketball set!

    And what about the California residents only? What if someone moved out of state afterwards? I hope the Judge sees this and salms this company!

  • Kelly Anderson April 21, 2014

    I purchased a Lifetime basketball hoop above ground stationary play set with basketball for my children from Sports Authority in NC. I have already called Lifetime regarding holes not pre-drilled and we are just having so much trouble with them not standing by their Lifetime Warranty. Again, we had to drill holes to holes that were suppose to be there with purchase/set-up. I stand hold to my word (come and view) my manufacture defect in my paid purchase. I am seeking their support with lever adjustment with height because holes were not preset. (defect of product material) I am happy with the product, its just that I received a manufacture error product. Please contact me for a resolution, no money wanted but I am asking for a problem resolution/adjustment toward existing outdoor structure under your product.

    • Kelly Anderson April 21, 2014

      To make a long story short, please come and fix the mess up material via manufacture error I have on my property. Holes were not present upon setup. I need for you to make adjustments and get the up/down lever handle bar mechanism attached and to function properly.


      • Whats wrong with you September 11, 2014

        Who in the blue devil are you talking to, nobody is going to help you with your defective playset here. This is a message board to get updates.

        • jacob September 13, 2014

          I will help you kelly anderson. please give me you address, social, date of birth and mothers maiden name and i will come by and fix it for you.

          • ROFL Jacob September 15, 2014

            Thanks Jacob i spit up my soda because of you.

  • EC December 3, 2014

    Has anyone received the gift card or basketball?

  • ben c December 9, 2014


  • Patricia January 4, 2015

    Still waiting for my voucher on a new basketball.
    Has anyone received a voucher?
    Who do we call I have a claim number.

  • Bayarea February 12, 2015

    I just received a basketball from fedex today. Thanks lifetime.

  • Marcy February 13, 2015

    Got my basketball also…

  • rere in cali February 13, 2015

    receive my basketball today in Sacramento

  • Top Class Actions February 16, 2015

    UPDATE: The Settlement Administrator website is no longer active. The class action settlement was approved by a federal court and settlement awards were mailed to eligible Class Members in mid-February 2015.

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