Health Canada Recalls Trampolines Due to Risk of Collapse
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 14:19
is recalling AirZone and Variflex trampolines over a fall hazard. The recalled trampolines were sold in a variety of colours, are between 3.7 and 4.3 meters (12 to 14 feet) wide and can be identified by the following model numbers, which are found on the safety label sewn to the trampoline pad cover: Canada
- Band trampoline: model number 138635.
- Spring trampoline: model number 137337.
reminds the public that incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline. Canada
Bravo, which distributes the trampolines, has received 247 reports of top rails bending or breaking during normal use, with four reports of injuries. In
, Bravo said it is only aware of two reports of bent or broken top rails with no injuries. Canada
About 16,770 trampolines were sold at Canadian Tire and Sears Canada stores across the country from January 2007 to April 2008.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled trampolines and contact Bravo Sports for instructions on how to inspect them 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.