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Sportspower Recalls Trampolines Because of Injury Hazard

November 28, 2012 08:00pm  
Sportspower Recalls Trampolines Because of Injury Hazard

On November 28, 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Sportspower Ltd is voluntarily recalling a model of trampolines because of serious injury risks.  Consumers need to stop using this product immediately.  

The trampoline is being recalled because the metal support legs can bump out of position and puncture the trampolines jumping area.  The defect can cause serious, deep puncture wounds, cuts, and bruises to adults and children.  Sportspower has received one report of a trampoline leg separating from the frame and puncturing the jumping area.  The company has not received any injury reports as of now.  

Sportspower Ltd is based out of Hong Kong.  The trampolines were manufactured in China and then sold exclusively at Sports Authority stores across the nation from April 2007 to May 2012 for around $540.  The CPSC reports that about 23,400 products are affected by this recall.  

The recall is specifically for the Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampoline.  The trampolines come with an enclosure net and measure about 14 feet in diameter.  The safety matting at the edge of the trampoline and the foam padding around the poles is light blue or blue.  The model number is located on the instruction manual and packaging for the trampoline.  The word “Parkside” is printed on the side of the enclosure net.  

Consumers need to stop using this product immediately.  You can call Sportspower in order to receive a free repair kit.  The company’s phone number is (888) 965-0565, and you can reach the company from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.  You can visit the company’s website for more information on the recall.  

Consumers and retailers are reminded that attempting to sell or selling a recalled product is illegal and punishable under law.  

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission


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