Trampoline Recall: 13 Foot Skywalker Holdings Trampolines

Approximately 60,000 trampolines are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), due to defective straps that could break and cause the trampoline to collapse. The manufacturer, Skywalker Holdings, LLC, has received at least 250 reports of the trampoline straps failing.

The trampoline recall affects the Skywalker Holdings 13-foot Square Trampoline and Enclosure Combo, which was sold at major retailers, specialty stores and online from January 2007 through February 2009. The trampolines were manufactured in China.

The CPSC reports that the straps at the top of the enclosure, which are attached to the trampoline’s frame, can fail, causing the trampoline to fall and the enclosure to drop, potentially causing a personal injury to users.

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The recalled trampolines have blue spring pads, a black net enclosure and “Skywalker Holdings” is printed on a label located under the jumping mat and on the enclosure net. Consumers have ben urged to immediately stop using the Skywalker trampolines and to contact the manufacturer at (866) 603-5867 to obtain a free repair kit.

Although there have been no reported injuries associated with the defective straps on the Skywalker trampolines, home trampolines are notoriously dangerous, especially for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that trampolines never be purchased for home use, and that parents should not to allow their children to play on trampolines at the homes of others. In addition, the American Medical Association has also urged parents not to allow children to play on trampolines.

A recent study by Rhode Island Hospital researchers found that an average of 88,563 children are taken to the emergency room every year for a trampoline injury, with virtually all of those injuries, 95%, happen on home trampolines. The study was presented at a 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting and showed a significant increase in trampoline injuries from previous years.

Adults using trampolines are encouraged to read all material provided by a manufacturer, make sure shock-absorbing material is laid down under and around the trampoline, periodically check the trampoline for wear, and to never use the trampoline during hours of darkness. Users are also encouraged to do warm up exercises before using trampolines and not to dismount by jumping off.

Additionally, the CDC has reported that more than half of all trampoline injuries, adult or child, occurred when there were two or more people using a trampoline simultaneously.

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  • BillMarch 21, 2013 at 4:34 am

    PLEASE BEWARE OF NETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I believe we have the Skywalker trampoline from Sams club, the one with the strap recall. However, our problem was not the straps, although we did replace them as soon as it was recalled. We took our trampoline down and put it away every winter! On Sept. 15, 2012 our two boys, ages 11 and 7 were jumping away when they both jumped right through the [Show More]PLEASE BEWARE OF NETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I believe we have the Skywalker trampoline from Sams club, the one with the strap recall. However, our problem was not the straps, although we did replace them as soon as it was recalled. We took our trampoline down and put it away every winter! On Sept. 15, 2012 our two boys, ages 11 and 7 were jumping away when they both jumped right through the net! That entire side of the net is absoutely gone now, that is how big of a hole they made through it. And no, the net was not dry rotted either. That resulted in our youngest son landing on his head on top of our oldest son on the ground. Luckily our youngest just got stoved up a little. However, our oldest was not so lucky. He ended up with a severe fracture of both his radius and ulna of his forearm. He had immediate surgery that night, followed with a long arm cast for 6 weeks. Cast off, now a short arm cast on for a few weeks longer. That cast off and he ended up with major angulation of the bones. So surgery again, but this time he is got 2 6-inch plates and 8 screws!.What should have been 2hr. surgery ended up being a little over 4 hours, they had a lot of difficulty during his surgery. They also had to release his tourniquet during surgery due to the amt. of time. After surgery, he followed with 2 different under forearm hard casts and wraps. For 6 months this very active boy was not allowed to do anything other than walk. Just about 1 week ago he was given the ok to finally participate in gym and recess at school, when he has been sitting and watching for 6 long months. This doesn"t include all of the awful morphine and pain meds. that this poor kid had to take. Just found out today that around summer of 2014 he will have another surgery to remove plate on the ulna bone. This will be another major surgery for him, and us!

  • terriJuly 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    We purchased the 15" Skywalker and the the netting enclosuire tore after 3 mos. Our 5 yr. old grandson was on it and just about went right through. He put his hand out to catch himself and it tore a 6 ft. gap. He was not by any means rough on the netting. This should have lasted years. We are extremely dissappointed. We bought the net with the trampoline for safety precautuons and the net just ab[Show More]We purchased the 15" Skywalker and the the netting enclosuire tore after 3 mos. Our 5 yr. old grandson was on it and just about went right through. He put his hand out to catch himself and it tore a 6 ft. gap. He was not by any means rough on the netting. This should have lasted years. We are extremely dissappointed. We bought the net with the trampoline for safety precautuons and the net just about caused the damage.

  • JessicaMay 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I also purchased this from Sam's club and paid over 400.00 on it and expected it to last it only lasted us a summer in a half bc the netting broke, matting rotted away, and the bars came apart.

  • DonnaMarch 19, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I purchased the 13' Skywalker trampoline at Sams for my grandchildren for Christmas. Within months the straps all dry rotted and broke. Now the mat leave black all over them when they jump on it. Has anyone else had a problem with black coming off the mat?

  • TraceySeptember 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    We bought our 15' sky walker trampoline from Sam's club and only had it two months and the netting broke. We sewed it togeither. Last night it ripped again in another place and we only had it three months.... is there a recall on this trampoline? We need new sturdy netting. Our last trampoline that we bought from Sam's club lasted many many years.

  • TiffanyJune 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    We also bought the 13' skywalker at Sam's and within a year it too had fallen apart. The only things left to it are the actual metal parts for the enclosure, the mat, springs, and frame. The rest has dry rotted and had fallen apart within 1 year....

  • JonetteMay 24, 2010 at 7:01 am

    We bought the 13' Skywalker at Sam's Club and within a year the straps one by one failed and then then the padding around it ripped so we took the enclosure down. I am now looking for a new enclosure instead of buying a whole new trampoline and come to find out there was a recall on this. I threw the whole enclosure away and need another one. I am hoping they are able to help we get another wi[Show More]We bought the 13' Skywalker at Sam's Club and within a year the straps one by one failed and then then the padding around it ripped so we took the enclosure down. I am now looking for a new enclosure instead of buying a whole new trampoline and come to find out there was a recall on this. I threw the whole enclosure away and need another one. I am hoping they are able to help we get another without spending a tone of money....I feel that if you spend over 400.00 bucks for something it should at least last a little longer then a year.......

  • NickiMay 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    This is the 2nd trampoline I have owned purchased from Sams Club. First one was a jumpking, it lasted 1 season before falling apart. It had a recall and basically fell apart. So I bought another one, this time the Skywalker, which for some reason seems to be the exact same products, just different sizes, that JumpKing sold. This item also lasted 1 season before every safety feature on it fell [Show More]This is the 2nd trampoline I have owned purchased from Sams Club. First one was a jumpking, it lasted 1 season before falling apart. It had a recall and basically fell apart. So I bought another one, this time the Skywalker, which for some reason seems to be the exact same products, just different sizes, that JumpKing sold. This item also lasted 1 season before every safety feature on it fell apart. The tops of the enclosure are not the only part to give away. My son fell off after the bottom of the enclosure separated and we didn't notice. Luckily he was only bruised. Whomever keeps manufacturing these products needs to stop.

  • donnaApril 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

    worst trampoline i ever saw but my little girl loves it but it is falling apart first the protection covers tore up then the enclosure now its the mat i am just going to have to buy a different kind.

  • annaApril 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    my husband and i just went to lowes and got 11 inch black cable ties. It did the job!!!! it works and even looks better!!! oh and if u need parts for the trampoline go to www.1800trampoline.com. We got a replacement frame pad they have all the parts for this trampoline!

  • DavidJanuary 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Within 6 months our covers on the protection rails for the enclosure started ripping. The ties straps then followed within weeks. I called the company and got a true run around and they said "sorry, your warranty expired". I laugh daily because I spent more hoping to get a better product instead, I see something else going wrong. Half of the trampoline was messed up within one calendar year.

  • emilyAugust 9, 2009 at 6:32 am

    We also bought the 13' square skywalker at Sam's. I have been on the web for 2 days now trying to order new straps, pads and sleeve covers to go over the foam padding thinking my husband and I just bought the wrong brand when choosing a trampoline. The straps tore completely off, the net fell, the bars came apart at the top that holds the whole enclosure thing up, etc. It's a disaster! I just happ[Show More]We also bought the 13' square skywalker at Sam's. I have been on the web for 2 days now trying to order new straps, pads and sleeve covers to go over the foam padding thinking my husband and I just bought the wrong brand when choosing a trampoline. The straps tore completely off, the net fell, the bars came apart at the top that holds the whole enclosure thing up, etc. It's a disaster! I just happened to see this web site and I'm so thankful I did. I was fixing to order these things and pay over $200.00 to fix something because of China. When are we American's going to learn? Let me take the time right now to thank God again for watching over my boys!!

  • LilianJuly 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    My trampoline ripped after 3 months of buying it from my local Sam's Club. My encloser was damaged too.

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