We all know that there’s a certain amount of risk involved when it comes to trampolines, but this recall isn’t for your basic “they’re unsafe” reasons. Sportspower Ltd is recalling approximately 24,000 trampolines for a leg separation issue.
The trampoline’s metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to children and adults on the trampoline.
Sportspower is aware of one incident of the trampoline leg separating from the frame while in use, causing the leg to puncture through the jumping surface. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines. The trampolines are 14 feet in diameter and were sold with an enclosure net. The trampolines have blue or light blue fabric on the safety matting and enclosure pole sleeves. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. “Parkside” is printed on the enclosure net.
Sold exclusively at: Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 through May 2012 for about $540.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines and contact Sportspower to receive a free repair kit. Sportspower’s number – toll-free at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.sportspowerltd.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.