Note: Firm out of business. Consumers should discard or destroy the products to prevent injuries.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2003
Release # 03-168
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Trampolines
Units: About 116,000
Manufacturer: Hedstrom Corp., of Bedford, Pa.
Hazard: Welds on the frame of these trampolines can break during use, causing consumers to fall to the ground and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Hedstrom had received about 700 reports of one or more welds breaking from the trampoline frame rails during use, resulting in 10 minor injuries.
Description: These are 12-foot, 13-foot, and 14-foot trampolines, which were sold separately, and also banded together with safety enclosures. They were sold under the brand names Hedstrom and NBF. The brand name is written on the warning labels found on the products. The recalled trampolines have model numbers 10136, 101366, 101442, 10146, 102369, 102949, 10321, 103217 or 10381. They also have four-digit date codes ranging from 0403 through 2103 with the last two digits always being 03. Model I.D. labels showing the model number and date code are located on one of the frame rail legs on the trampoline.
Sold at: Department, toy, and discount stores nationwide between January 2003 and May 2003 for between $160 and $225 for the single trampolines, and between $320 and $360 for the trampolines banded together with safety enclosures.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should stop using and discard or destroy the product immediately to prevent injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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