WASHINGTON — Jumpking Inc. is recalling about 1 million trampolines and nearly 300,000 trampoline enclosures after receiving reports of injuries including lacerations and a concussion, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
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Welds on the trampoline frame can break, and the mounting brackets on the “FunRing” enclosures have sharp edges that can cut skin, the commission said.
The Mesquite, Texas-based company has received 47 reports of welds breaking, which resulted in at least 21 injuries. Sharp edges on the enclosures caused at least a dozen injuries, including nine serious lacerations, the CPSC said.
The 14- and 15-foot trampolines, sold alone and with the enclosures, have eight legs that fit into perpendicular sockets welded to the top rails. The recall does not include trampolines with weldless sockets that fit over the connecting top rail pieces.
The recalled enclosures have vertical poles connected at the top by arches.
The two products, manufactured in the United States and China, were sold together at discount department and toy stores nationwide and in Canada from July 1999 to December 2003 for $350 to $450. Sold separately until February 2004, the trampolines cost $180 to $220, and the enclosures went for $150 to $250.
Consumers are advised to stop using the trampolines and enclosures and contact Jumpking at 866-302-8669, weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, for free repair kits or more information.
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