Name of product: Inflator Air Pumps
Units: About 11,000
Importer: Sportsstuff Inc., of Omaha, Neb.
Hazard: These air pumps can overheat and explode during use, posing a risk of lacerations to the user and nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sportsstuff has received 52 reports of pumps exploding, 13 of which resulted in lacerations. Six of these incidents involved facial lacerations and one consumer reported an eye injury.
Description: The recalled products are 2.5 PSI 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 No. 57-1504-A pump was sold separately with an assortment of interlocking nozzles to adapt to a number of needs. The Model 57-1504 pump was sold with the Sportsstuff Launch Pod, an inflatable water trampoline sold under Sportsstuff number 58-1002. The model number and the date code "0104" are located on the Underwritersâ€™ Laboratories label on the top of each pump. "2.5 PSI" was not written on the air pump, but was written on the packaging.
Sold through: 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 Samâ€™s Club from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $375.