Adventure Playsets Recall to Repair Backyard Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Adventure Playsets Wooden Play Sets
Units: About 275,000 in the United States and 6,800 in Canada
Distributor: Adventure Playsets, of Amarillo, Texas
Hazard: The plastic coated lumber on the horizontal ladder (monkey bar/swing beam) can weaken over time due to rotting of the whitewood (spruce, pine and fir species), resulting in a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Adventure Playsets has received more than 1,400 reports of rotting ladders involving 16 injuries that resulted in nine emergency room visits. The injuries include two arm fractures, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises to children younger than 8 years old. Most of the reported injuries occurred when the swing came out of the monkey bar/ swing beam that had rotted.
Description: This recall involves wooden play sets with swings, slides and ladders. Each set has an overhead monkey bar ladder that acts as both the monkey bar and swing beam, and an end ladder coated with cranberry or green plastic. The instruction manual has the name Adventure Playsets and one of the following model numbers printed on the cover.
Durango 1-AP016 and 1- AP018 Yukon 1-AP052 Tacoma 1- AP017 and 1-AP051 El Dorado 1-AP016 Bellevue 1-AP048, and 1-AP012 Dakota 1- AP046 Sherwood 1-AP049 Sedona 1- AP002 Ventura 1-AP008 Madison 1- AP006 and 1-AP015 Belmont 1-AP003 Note: The Bellevue,Tacoma and Durango swing sets were previously recalled due to detaching frames and a fall hazard.
Sold at: Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy Sports, Menards, and Mill stores nationwide, and online at Walmart.com, ToyRUs.com, Willygoat.com and through the DMSI catalog from January 2004 through December 2007 for between $300 and $600.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the swing sets and contact Adventure Playsets to receive a replacement kit.
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