Every year, 105,000 kids go to the emergency room due to trampoline injuries. That’s why husband and wife duo, Rachel and Steve McMurtrey wanted a safer alternative. Inspired by a jumping toy Rachel had as a child, the pair have created what they believe is the next best thing to hit the toy market. Will the sharks agree in
Shark Tank Jungle Jumparoo Update
- Entrepreneurs: Rachel McMurtrey and Steve McMurtrey
- Business: Jumping toy, trampoline alternative
- Ask: $100,000 for 20% equity
- Result: No deal
- Sharks: None
Rachel and Steve brought a whole crew of kids into
The Jungle Jumparoo has strong metal bars that kids can hold onto while they jump instead of free falling when they landed. Some of the sharks however were still concerned about potential safety issues.
Despite their concerns, the sharks wanted to know about the company’s finances. Rachel and Steve told the sharks that they had spent $144,000 of their own money to start the company.
At the time of the filming, they had absolutely no debt at all. The shark all agreed that this was an impressive position to be in.
When asked about sales, Steve shared that Jungle Jumparoo had sold 1,200 units since launching the business. They offered two different size models to suit different age ranges. Their smaller product sells for $249 while the bigger one sells for $399.
Lori Greiner thought that it would be very difficult for the product to sell to large numbers of people, due to a variety of challenges that come with marketing and finding the right customers.
She was the first shark to drop out. Mark Cuban had some concerns with the design of the product. He believed that it was too dangerous and that kids could get injured, so he dropped out next.
Robert Herjavec expressed that he was just not excited about the product because his family loves their trampoline, so he dropped out.
Kevin O’Leary went out next and Daymond John was the last shark to drop out due to his concerns about finances and partnership.
What happened next for Rachel and Steve? Keep reading our Jungle Jumparoo update to find out!
We have great news to share! Research for our Jungle Jumparoo update revealed that the company has managed to stay in business since the show aired.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on all of the yellow-colored poles that were used for the Jungle Jumparoo from November 2018 through March 2019 due to high levels of lead.
However, Rachel and Steve have been flexible and have worked to issue refunds and new poles for customers that were impacted.
Despite this, they are currently generating a little under $4 million per year in gross revenue.
You can check out their products and get your own Jumparoo on the Jungle Jumparoo website.
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