Fall Hazard Prompts Trampoline Recall

Bravo Sports just recalled about 160,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bravo Sports Trampolines due to fall hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC advising consumers to stop using the recalled Trampolines immediately and notes that it’s illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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. To date, 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.

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 feet, 13 feet, and 14 feet and come in blue, yellow, and red.

The recalled Bravo Sports Trampolines were manufactured in China; distributed by Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, California; and 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.

The CPSC is advising consumers to 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. Bravo Sports can be reached toll-free at (877)-500-2459 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.airzonevariflex-recall.com.

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