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« on: June 11, 2008, 10:12:06 AM »

There are several large photos of these swing sets at the CPSC, which I did not post, but here is the text & the link(s):

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
Release #08-299 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 546-7902
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Backyard Leisure Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets

Units: About 11,000

Distributor: Backyard Leisure LLC, of Pittsburg, Kan.

Hazard: Hangers holding the chains for the gliders can break, causing a child to fall and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Backyard Leisure has received 114 reports of glider hangers breaking, including three reports of minor injuries to children. Injuries included abrasions and a child being hit in the head by a chain that detached from a hanger.

Description: The swing sets are made of wood and feature various types of gliders, slides and swings. The recalled models include:

Adventure Play Sets Model
Pathfinder Swing Set 65008
Conqueror Swing Set 65208
Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets   
Cedar Ridge Wooden Swing Set 30008
Windsor Wooden Swing Set 30108

“Adventure Play Set” or “Create N Adventure,” and “Pittsburg, KS 66762” is printed on a plaque in the middle of the swing sets’ upper beam. The name and model number is printed on the manufacturer’s instructions that come with the play set.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide and Wal-Mart.com under the Adventure Playsets brand, and Toys “R” Us stores nationwide under the Create N Adventure brand from January 2008 through May 2008 for between $400 and $1,500.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the gliders from the swing sets and contact Backyard Leisure to receive free replacement glider hangers and repair instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Backyard Leisure at (866) 546-7902 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.adventureplaysets.com, or email the firm at custservice@adventureplayets.com


http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08299.html

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Also see models, here:


http://www.adventureplaysets.com/swing_hanger_recall.php

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