Recall roundup: Trampolines, waterslides
CPSC says trampolines can puncture, waterslides lack instruction
DETAILS: Trampolines manufactured by Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong; sold exclusively at Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 through May 2012. The Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines are 14 feet in diameter with an enclosure net. The trampolines have blue or light blue fabric on the safety matting and enclosure pole sleeves. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. "Parkside" is printed on the enclosure net.
WHY: The trampoline's metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a hazard of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to consumers on the trampoline.
INCIDENTS: Sportspower is aware of one incident of the trampoline leg separating from the frame while in use, causing the leg to puncture through the jumping surface. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 23,400.
FOR MORE: Contact Sportspower at 888-965-0565 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://www.sportspowerltd.net .
DETAILS: Liquid Motion waterslides manufactured by Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong; sold exclusively at Menards Inc. from April through July 2010. Consumers inflate the Sportspower Liquid Motion waterslides with air and spray it with water for sliding. They are used on the ground, not at the pool. The waterslides are blue and yellow and measure about 18-feet long-by 9-feet high-by 5-feet wide. A "Liquid Motion by Sportspower" logo is printed on the side.
WHY: The warning labels on the children's waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first, posing a risk of serious injuries to consumers, including neck injuries.
INCIDENTS: Sportspower has received one report of a man who received a neck injury after sliding down the waterslide head first.
HOW MANY: About 1,500.
FOR MORE: Contact Sportspower at 888-965-0565 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://www.sportspowerltd.net.
DETAILS: Window Fittings: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges distributed by G-U Hardware, Inc. of Newport News, Va. and manufactured by G-U Yapi of Turkey; sold by hardware wholesalers and at window manufacturers nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011. The tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily sold for use in commercial buildings. The fittings have clamps, locking pins and stainless steel springs. "G-U" and the component number are stamped at the ends of the fitting. WHY: The window fittings can break and cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: G-U Hardware has received two reports of windows falling, including one report of a broken thumb.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Visit the firm's website at http://www.ak-warning.com.