The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Sportspower BouncePro 14′ Trampolines because the netting surrounding the trampolines can break. As a result, children using the trampoline can fall off onto the ground resulting in serious injury.
Sportspower Limited, of China, manufactured the trampolines. The retailer Walmart imported the product and sold them exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide between February 2009 and February 2012 for about $275.
The trampolines are 14’ across and have a 6’ tall brown netting around the perimeter designed to contain individuals bouncing on the trampoline and prevent falls. The manufacturer has received seventeen reports of the net prematurely breaking due to wear from exposure to the elements. Eleven children have suffered injuries, including broken bones, contusions, and injury to their back and neck.
Under strict liability, the manufacturer is liable for producing a defective product. If you or someone you know has suffered personal injury contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. or Call (617) 742-1900 or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.