The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following product. Consumers should stop using recalled product unless otherwise instructed.


Product: Inflator air pumps

Units: 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 those nearby.

Incidents/injuries: Sportsstuff received 52 reports of pumps exploding, resulting in lacerations and one 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 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 Underwriters' Laboratories label on the top of each pump.

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 Sam's Club from January through August 2004 for about$375.

Remedy: Stop using pumps and contact Sportsstuff for a free replacement.

Contact: Call 888-814-8833 or visit