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Trampoline Recall

By May 9, 2012

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Trampoline Recall - Photo courtesy of the CPSCAbout 92,000 Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines are being recalled because "the netting surrounding these trampolines can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured."

The recalled trampolines were made in China and sold at Wal-Mart from February 2009 to 2012 for about $275.

The recall includes Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines with brown netting that have UPC codes 68706404210 or 68706404244 printed on the trampoline box and model number TR-14-63-A printed on a plate on the leg of the trampoline frame.

There have been at least 17 reports of the nets on these trampolines breaking, including at least 11 reports of injuries, including "broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions."

If you have a recalled trampoline, stop using it until you can get free replacement black netting from Sportspower Limited.

Parents should keep in mind that home trampolines can be dangerous, even with an intact net surrounding the trampoline. Many of the injuries and deaths on trampolines are caused by children colliding with each other, landing improperly while jumping or doing stunts, or falling on the trampoline springs or frame. A net can help keep your child from falling off the trampoline, if it doesn't tear, but it won't prevent these other types of injuries.

To help avoid injuries from trampolines, you should follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and simply never 'purchase a home trampoline or allow children to use home trampolines' and don't make trampolines a part of outdoor playgrounds or play equipment.

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Comments
May 10, 2012 at 11:12 am
(1) Big Game Hunters says:

92,000 trampolines is a massive quantity and shows the power of Walmart in the marketplace. Consumers need to be aware when they see low prices; what corners have been cut to achive the low price? Trampolines are very safe if made, sold and used properly. No need to fear that other brands are unsafe.

May 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm
(2) JD mom of 3 says:

I have one of these with the new and improved black net. It wore out in less than 6 months…… Luckily I contacted them and they are sending a replacement, hopefully stronger net, free of charge. Be sure to inspect for tears. A little tear can become huge if it is put under pressure, kind of like how a chip turns into a crack in a windshield.

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