FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 248-5327
October 7, 2010
Release # 11-012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bravo Sports Trampolines
Units: About 160,000 units
Distributor: Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Hazard: Incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Bravo has received 247 reports of top rails bending or breaking during normal use. Four injuries have been reported due to the bending and breaking of trampolines.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Sporting goods and mass market retail stores nationwide and on the Internet from January 2007 through September 2010 for between $200 and $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines. Consumers should contact Bravo Sports for instructions on how to inspect the trampoline for top rail damage and to request revised assembly instructions. Top rails and legs damaged due to assembly errors will be replaced at no charge by Bravo Sports.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bravo Sports at toll-free (800) 248-5327 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.airzonevariflex-recall.com
Wheels on model number 137083
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