Trampoline safety product recall alert

On January 17, 2011 the AirZone and Variflex Trampolines have been ordered recalled by Health Canada.

This recall involves AirZone and Variflex trampolines that were sold in a variety of colors. Recalled trampolines are between 3.7 and 4.3 meters (12 to 14 feet) wide and can be identified by the following model numbers, which are found on the safety label sewn to the trampoline pad cover.

  • Band trampoline: model number 138635
  • Spring trampoline: model number 137337.

What is the danger?

Incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

Bravo has received 247 reports of top rails bending or breaking during normal use, with four reports of injuries. In Canada, Bravo is only aware of two reports of bent or broken top rails with no injuries.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these trampolines.

What should I do?

First, immediately stop using the recalled trampolines then contact Bravo Sports for instructions on how to inspect the trampoline for top rail damage and to request revised assembly instructions. Top rails and legs damaged due to assembly errors will be replaced at no charge by Bravo Sports.

For more information, consumers may contact Bravo Sports at 1-888-405-0031 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's recall website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 16,770 units of the recalled trampolines were sold at Canadian Tire and Sears Canada stores nationwide.

These recalled products were sold from January 2007 to April 2008. The trampolines were manufactured in China. The distributor is Bravo Sports of Santa Fe Springs, California.