By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
When people jump on trampolines, there are a number of ways they can get hurt. They can bounce into each other and knock heads. They can get fingers, toes, or limbs tangled in border netting. They can land on the mat wrong and break a bone. But you wouldn’t expect injuries to occur because of improper supports on the trampoline itself.
Unfortunately, that is what happened to some users of AirZone and Variflex trampolines. Four injuries have been reported when the legs or rails of these trampolines simply bent or broke. And there were almost 250 other instances where this problem occurred and no one was injured.
As a result, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 160,000 of these trampolines, which are distributed by Bravo Sports of Santa Fe Springs, California. The CPSC has discovered that if the trampolines are assembled incorrectly, the top rails or legs on the unit can bend or even break during normal use. The voluntary recall affects a dozen models of 12-foot, 13-foot, and 14-foot trampolines which come in red, blue, or yellow.
These Variflex and AirZone trampolines were sold at sporting goods stores and mass market retailers (as well as on the Internet) from January of 2007 through last month. These products had retail prices between $200 and $400 each.
Anyone who owns a trampoline that is affected by the recall should stop using them immediately and contact Bravo Sports. The company will provide revised assembly instructions and also advise owners how to inspect for damage to the top rails, which will be replaced at no charge if they are compromised.
If you or someone you love has been hurt as a result of jumping on a defective trampoline in the Clark County area, a product liability lawyer may be able to get you compensation for medical bills and other related expenses.
About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.