Walmart Trampolines Recalled Because Of Fall Hazard

A line of trampolines sold exclusively at discount retail giant Walmart has been recalled by the manufacturer in an effort to avoid products liability claims due to a fall hazard. The recall involves the Sportspower BouncePro 14′ Trampoline. The netting around the trampoline can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured. The manufacturer has received 17 reports of the net breaking, resulting in 11 injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions.

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.

These trampolines were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from February 2009 through February 2012 for about $275. Consumers should stop using the trampolines immediately and contact Sportspower to receive replacement black netting for the trampoline.

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 customerservice@sportspowerltd.net.

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12172.html

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