Trampolines intended for use by toddlers have been recalled for a fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced.
The recalled trampoline involved is the Alex® Model 786X Little Jumpers Trampoline, which was manufactured in China; imported by Panline USA Inc., of Northvale, New Jersey; and sold at independent specialty toy and retail stores from January through March 2012.
About 8,000 defective Alex Little Jumpers Trampolines, which retailed for about $100, have been recalled because the handlebar can break, causing a fall hazard. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The Alex Little Jumpers Trampolines are a small, toddler-sized trampoline with a yellow and blue colored handlebar over the top of the trampoline for toddlers to hold on to while jumping. The trampoline has a blue mat and orange pads with different colored circles printed onto the pads, yellow legs, and blue feet.
A white label is sewn into the underside of the orange pads which has the numbers and words “786X Little Jumpers Trampoline” printed above the bar code. This recall involves trampolines with the codes 21011-P0003070, 21011-P0003246, 25511-P0003071, 27811-P0003372, 29811-P0003373, and 34211-P0003375. This code can be found beneath the barcode.
The firm advises consumers to stop using the product immediately and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a replacement trampoline. The firm can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.666.2539 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at its web site at www.alextoys.com/safety.
This is the third trampoline recall on which we’ve written this year.
Previously, about 40,000 First Fitness Trampolines with Handlebars that were manufactured in China and sold at Toys R Us, were recalled for fall hazard. In that case, metal fatigue could cause the handlebar to break away during use, which posed a risk of laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injury from a fall. At the time of the recall, Aqua-Leisure received four reports of handlebars breaking from the metal connection joint during use.
Prior to that, 92,000 Walmart Trampolines were recalled for fall hazard. The Sportspower BouncePro 14′ Trampolines are surrounded by netting that can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and suffer injuries. As of the date of the recall, Sportspower had received 17 reports of the net breaking and 11 reports of injuries, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions. As with the two subsequent recalls, these defective trampolines were also manufactured in China.