10/08/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Santa Fe Springs, CA—A fall hazard has prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bravo Sports to issue a recall of about 160,000 Bravo Sports Trampolines. The CPSC announced the recall on October 7, 2010.
The recall was initiated after discovering that incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend, or even break during normal usage, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
The CPSC reported, “This recall involves AirZone and Variflex trampolines with model numbers 137083 (with wheels), 137536, 137683, 138088, 138467, 138472, 138489, 139275, 139283, 139284, 139300 and 139706. The model number is found on the safety label sewn to the pad cover. The units are 12’, 13’ and 14’ and come in blue, yellow and red.”
The recalled trampolines were sold at sporting goods stores and mass market retail stores across the U.S., and on the Internet. The trampolines were sold from January 2007 through September 2010 for between $200 and $400.
Consumers are advised to contact Bravo Sports to obtain instructions on how to inspect the trampoline for top rail damage and for revised assembly instructions. If the top rails and legs are damaged, because of assembly errors, Bravo Sports will replace them at no cost to the consumer.
For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Bravo Sports at toll-free (877) 500-2459 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.airzonevariflex-recall.com.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.