|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2005
Release # 05-092
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 302-8669
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jumpking Inc.® of Mesquite, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 1 million trampolines and about 296,000 "FunRing" enclosures sold separately and with Jumpking trampolines. Welds on the frame of these trampolines can break during use, resulting in falls and possible injuries. Additionally, the mounting brackets of the FunRing enclosures have sharp edges, which can cause lacerations.
Jumpking has received 47 reports of one or more welds breaking on these trampolines. This resulted in 21 reports of a variety of injuries, including a concussion; head, neck and back injuries; a broken arm; sprains; lacerations; and bruises. The firm also received 12 reports of other incidents, including nine reports of serious lacerations, when children came into contact with the sharp edges of the enclosure brackets.
The recall includes 14-foot and 15-foot Jumpking trampolines sold separately and with FunRing enclosures. The brand name "Jumpking, Inc." is written on a warning label wrapped around a leg of the trampoline. The eight legs of these trampolines fit into perpendicular sockets welded to the top rails. Trampolines with weldless sockets that fit over the connecting top rail pieces are not included in this recall.
The FunRing enclosures have an arched design where the vertical poles are connected by arches at the top. Some enclosures were sold separately from the trampolines. The trampolines and enclosures were manufactured in the U.S. and China. Later units, that include the rubber sleeves that fit around the mounting brackets, are not included in the recall.
The trampolines with enclosures were sold at discount, department and toy stores nationwide and in Canada from July 1999 through December 2003 for between $350 and $450. Trampolines without FunRing enclosures were sold from July 1999 through February 2004 for between $180 and $220. FunRing enclosures were sold separately for between $150 and $250.
Consumers should stop using the trampolines and/or the enclosures, and contact Jumpking to receive free repair kits.
To order the repair kits or for more information, contact Jumpking Inc. toll-free at (866) 302-8669 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the company's Web site at www.jumpking.com
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