Sportspower Expands Trampoline Recall Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart

Sportspower Expands Trampoline Recall Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at
                                   Walmart

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines
Hazard: The enclosure netting surrounding these trampolines can break,
allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured.
Remedy: Replacement
Consumer Contact: Sportspower; toll-free at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.sportspowerltd.net and click on
"Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information, or email
the firm at customerservice@sportspowerltd.net.

Recall Details

Units: About 120,000 (92,000 units were recalled in May 2012)
Description: This recall is an expansion of the May 2012 recall of brown
tetlon netting to now include black tetlon netting. This involves Sportspower
BouncePro 14' Trampolines with model TR-1686-TPR. UPC code 687064045552 or
687064042100 is printed on the product's box. 'Sportspower BouncePro 14' is
printed on a plate on the leg of the trampoline frame. The trampolines are
surrounded by enclosure netting on the perimeter of the trampoline measuring
about 6 feet high. The netting is designed to contain individuals bouncing on
the trampoline.
Incidents/Injuries: Sportspower has received an additional nine reports of the
enclosure netting breaking since the May 2012 recall. There have been five
reports of injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries and
contusions.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the trampolines and contact
Sportspower to receive a replacement enclosure netting.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from February 2009 through
March 2011 for about $300.
Manufacturer: Sportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong
Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under
the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer
product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is
committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety
of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and
household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any
other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:
SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this
news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe
products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

Recall Number: 13-107

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
 
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