19 March 2013

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trampoline safetyThe Consumer Product Safety Commission recently recalled 92,000 units of Sports Power Ltd. trampolines that were manufactured in Hong Kong. However, the commission is now expanding the previous recall to include an additional 120,000 units. The trampoline in question is a 14-inch model called the SportsPower BouncePro.

The first recall was issued in May of 2012 and involved a trampoline that had brown netting. The company received nine reports regarding accidents in which the netting may break after the May 2012 recall. The recall now includes trampolines that have black netting.

The company reports that the netting may break, possibly causing children to fall through the netting and suffer injuries. Accidents involving the netting have resulted in victims sustaining fractures, back injuries, neck injuries and contusions.

The trampolines associated with the recall have model numbers TR-1686-TPR that are printed on them. The UPC code on the box for the trampoline is 687064045552 or 687064042100. The trampolines were sold at Wal-Mart between February of 2009 and March of 2011. They retail for approximately $300. The name of the product is printed on a leg plate on the trampoline’s frame.

The netting for the trampolines measures approximately 6 feet high. It is meant to keep individuals inside the trampoline bouncing area. The manufacturer is asking consumers to refrain from utilizing the trampolines until they have installed the necessary replacement netting.

Experts and pediatricians recommend that parents stop using trampolines at their homes. Several other recalls have been issued regarding trampolines. Defective trampolines may result in children and other individuals sustaining serious injuries, including fractures, spinal injuries and brain injuries.

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