Updated recall: Inflator Air Pumps (sold separately and included with "Launch Pod" Water Trampolines)
On 2007-10-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Inflator Air Pumps (sold separately and included with "Launch Pod" Water Trampolines) due to a potential explosion/projectiles hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2004 for about $50.00 to $375.00. It was originally recalled on 2007-01-11.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
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What is the problem?
The air pumps can overheat and explode during use, posing a risk of lacerations.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled products are air pumps with model numbers 57-1504-A and 57-1504 that are used to inflate low pressure inflatable items such as rafts and toys. The Model 57-1504-A pump was sold separately with an assortment of interlocking nozzles. The Model 57-1504 pump was sold with the Sportsstuff "Launch Pod", an inflatable water trampoline. The model number and the date code "0104" are located on the label on the top of the pump.
These items were sold new+ at Marine distributors, mail order catalogs, and sporting good and various other stores nationwide from January 2004 through January 2005 for about $50. The Launch Pod water trampolines that included recalled pumps were sold at Sams Club from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $375.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the pumps and contact Sportsstuff for a free replacement.
For more information, contact Sportsstuff toll-free at (888)814-8833 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sportsstuff.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Since the first recall announcement on January 11, 2007, 16 additional explosions have been reported. Ten consumers suffered laceration injuries, including two who required stitches.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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