Trampolines Could Collapse and Cause Injury

By WBNG News

October 12, 2010 Updated Oct 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Bravo Sports Trampolines has recalled about 160,000 of its AirZone and Variflex trampolines.

Incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline.

This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

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.

This 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’, 13’ and 14’ and come in blue, yellow and red.

They 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 and contact Bravo Sports for instructions on how to inspect the trampoline for top rail damage and to request revised assembly instructions.

Top rails and legs damaged due to assembly errors will be replaced at no charge by Bravo Sports.

For additional information, contact Bravo Sports at toll-free (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.

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