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92,000 Trampolines Recalled Due to Injuries

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As a child, I always wanted a trampoline. Now, I do not want my kids on one. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong, China, has recalled approximately 92,000 Sportspower BouncePro 14’ Trampolines.

The trampolines were sold at Walmart from February 2009 through February 2012 and have been recalled due to 17 reports of incidents, with injuries, resulting from the trampoline’s net breaking and children falling through the break in the net. The company and the CPSC are aware of 11 injuries including back and neck injuries, broken bones and contusions. The trampolines retailed for approximately $275, were manufactured in China by Sportspower Ltd., and imported to the US for sale at Walmart exclusively.

The trampolines involved in this recall have brown mesh netting. The UPC codes 68706404210 and 68706404244 are printed on the box. "Sportspower BouncePro 14" and "TR-14-63-A" are also printed on a plate on a leg of the trampoline’s frame. These particular trampolines also have brown netting approximately 6 feet high off the ground, surrounding the perimeter of the trampoline. Theoretically, the netting was designed to contain individuals (kids!) bouncing on the trampoline.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop allowing children (and, presumably, anyone) to use the trampolines and contact Sportspower to arrange to receive some replacement black netting… Consumers may contact the company by calling their hotline toll-free at 1(888)-965-0565 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.sportspowerltd.net/recall-bouncepro-14ft.html, or by sending an e-mail to Sportspower at customerservice@sportspowerltd.net

But, if this trampoline were in my yard, I would call the manufacturer and request a shipping ticket. Either the latter, or a trip to the landfill would be in order for this Walmart exclusive.

To view a photo of this trampoline, please visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12172.html