|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2009
Release # 09-230
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 603-5867
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: 13-foot Square Trampolines
Units: About 60,000
Distributor: Skywalker Holdings LLC, of Brigham City, Utah
Hazard: The straps supporting the top of the trampoline's enclosure to the poles can fail. The enclosure could drop if these straps break, posing a risk that a user could fall from the trampoline.
Incidents/Injuries: Skywalker Holdings has received at least 250 reports of straps breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Skywalker Holdings 13-foot Square Trampoline and Enclosure Combo. The unit has blue spring pads, a black net enclosure, and a jumping mat. "Skywalker Holdings" is printed on a label located under the jumping mat and on the enclosure net.
Sold at: Specialty stores and major retailers nationwide and online from January 2007 through February 2009 for between $400 and $600.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the trampolines and contact Skywalker Holdings to obtain a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Skywalker Holdings toll-free at (866) 603-5867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.skywalkertrampolines.com
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