Additional Injuries Prompt Re-announcement of Sportsstuff Recall of Air Pumps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2007
Release #08-036

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 814-8833
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Additional Injuries Prompt Re-announcement of Sportsstuff Recall of Air Pumps

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: Inflator Air Pumps (sold separately and included with “Launch Pod” Water Trampolines)

Units: About 11,000

Importer: Sportsstuff Inc., of Omaha, Neb.

Hazard: The air pumps can overheat and explode during use, posing a risk of lacerations.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the first recall announcement on January 11, 2007, 16 additional explosions have been reported. Ten consumers suffered laceration injuries, including two who required stitches.

Description: The recalled products are air pumps with model numbers 57-1504-A and 57-1504 that are used to inflate low pressure inflatable items such as rafts and toys. The Model 57-1504-A pump was sold separately with an assortment of interlocking nozzles. The Model 57-1504 pump was sold with the Sportsstuff “Launch Pod”, an inflatable water trampoline. The model number and the date code “0104” are located on the label on the top of the pump.

Sold through: Marine distributors, mail order catalogs, and sporting good and various other stores nationwide from January 2004 through January 2005 for about $50. The Launch Pod water trampolines that included recalled pumps were sold at Sam’s Club from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $375.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pumps and contact Sportsstuff for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sportsstuff toll-free at (888) 814-8833 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sportsstuff.com


Picture of Recalled Air PumpPicture of Recalled Launch Pod Water Trampoline

Recalled Pumps were sold separately and included with the Launch Pod Water Trampoline