December 5, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that jumping on trampolines causes more than 100,000 injuries each year. While most of these accidents are caused by user error, faulty or defective products also sometimes cause them.
Take, for instance, 23,400 defective trampolines that were manufactured by Sportspower Ltd., and sold at Sports Authority retail locations across the country. A press release from the CPSC stated the recall was issued due to a manufacturing error that was capable of causing serious injuries to jumpers.
Officials say the 14-foot Sportspower Parkside trampolines have legs that can potentially break and puncture through the mat. This can result in users sustaining serious puncture-wound injuries.
While no injuries have been reported due to the defective product, the recall comes on the heels of a similar recall the company issued in May for approximately 94,000 trampolines after 11 reports of serious injury were received due to faulty safety netting.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers say the law states manufacturers and retailers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of consumers by working to prevent accidents, while also warning users of potential dangers. Failure to do either could be considered negligence in the event of an accident.
That is why their team of Connecticut Defective Product Lawyers is here to answer any questions if you have been hurt by a faulty product.