About 160,000 Bravo Sports trampolines are being recalled.
Incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline.
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.
The 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.
Manufactured in China, the trampolines were 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines, advises the company. They should contact Bravo Sports for instructions on how to inspect the trampoline for top rail damage and to request revised assembly instructions. Bravo Sports will replace top rails and legs damaged due to assembly errors at no charge.
For more information, contact Bravo Sports at 877-500-2459 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.airzonevariflex-recall.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Commission.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.
Copyright 2010, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist