CPSC: Fall Risks Prompt Recall Of Bassinets, Trampolines
First Published Wednesday, 9th May 2012 05:50 pm - © 2012 Dow Jones
Dow Jones NEWSWIRES
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the maker of a trampoline sold exclusively at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is recalling about 92,000 units, while another manufacturer of bassinets will recall roughly 42,000 items due to fall risks from both products.
Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong will recall its BouncePro 14-foot trampolines due to weak netting that could break, the consumer protection agency said. Sportspower received 17 reports of the net breaking, resulting in 11 injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries and contusions.
The trampolines were sold exclusively at Walmart stores from February 2009 through February 2012. The CPSC advised consumers to stop using the trampolines immediately and contact Sportspower for replacement netting.
Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago is also recalling 42,000 of its Tender Vibes & Light Vibes bassinets, citing latches that might appear locked in place while actually being unlocked. There are seven reports of latches that detached from the bassinet frame, causing at least one infant to get a bruised cheek when the bassinet landed sideways on the floor.
The recalled bassinets were made from July 2008 through May 2010 and were sold at a wide range of juvenile specialty stores from July 2008 through May 2012.
Consumers can receive a repair kit for the bassinets along with instructions for securing the latches to the metal frame.
Both products were made in China.
-By Drew FitzGerald, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-2909; Andrew.FitzGerald@dowjones.com