Aqua-Leisure recalls children's trampolines

Posted on 22 May 2012

On May 17, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a federal safety agency, recalled First Fitness Trampolines with Handlebars because the product could pose a potential fall hazard to little ones.

The trampoline, which is manufactured by Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., was sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us between September 2010 through April 2012. Specifically, the CPSC has deemed that rusted and worn-out metal can cause the handlebar to break away during use, which can put children at risk for laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injuries from a fall.

The toy has a red and blue metal handlebar, a blue nylon deck guard and a black jumping deck. The words "First Fitness" are printed on the jumping deck in white writing. The trampolines can be identified by model number FF-6902TR and Toys R Us SKN 491463," according to the release.

Parents can find this number on the lower right hand corner of the back of the packaging.

The makers of the trampoline have received four reports of handlebars breaking. However, no injuries have been connected with the product. If parents have received the First Fitness Trampoline as a baby gift or purchased it themselves, they can contact Aqua-Leisure’s recall hotline for a full refund.

Since no parent wants anything to happen to their little ones, it is important for them to take the necessary precautions to ensure their children's safety. That means staying abreast with current product recalls, like those announced by the CPSC. When parents do become aware of these recalls, it is crucial that they follow theCPSC's advice and return the toy to the store it was bought or to the manufacturer. In most instances, the company is happy to issue a refund or merchandise credit.

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