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.
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 has 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: Hedstrom is providing consumers with a free, in-home repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call Hedstrom at (800) 841-4351 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the company's Web site at www.hedstrom.com and click on Customer Service.
Media Contact: Fred Rieber at (800) 934-3949, Ext.1426.
July 31, 2003
Company Phone Number: (800) 841-4351
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908