|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2012
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888)-965-0565
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Trampolines Recalled by Sportspower Limited Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Sportspower BouncePro 14′ Trampolines
Units: About 92,000
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Manufacturer: Sportspower Limited, of Hong Kong, China
Hazard: The netting surrounding these trampolines can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured.
Incidents/Injuries: Sportspower has received 17 reports of the net breaking, resulting in 11 injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions.
Description: The recall involves the Sportspower BouncePro 14’ Trampolines with brown mesh netting. UPC codes 68706404210, and 68706404244 are printed on the trampoline box. “Sportspower BouncePro 14” and “TR-14-63-A” are printed on a plate on the leg of the trampoline frame. The trampolines are surrounded by brown netting measuring about 6 feet high on the perimeter of the trampoline. The netting is designed to contain individuals bouncing on the trampoline.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from February 2009 through February 2012 for about $275.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the trampolines immediately and contact Sportspower to receive replacement black netting for the trampoline.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sportspower’s customer service hotline toll-free at (888)-965-0565 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.sportspowerltd.net/recall-bouncepro-14ft.html, or send an e-mail to Sportspower at email@example.com