Swing Sets Recalled by Adventure Playsets due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2011
Release #11-262
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 840-9068
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Swing Sets Recalled by Adventure Playsets 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets

Units: Approximately 240,000; a number of these products were recalled in November 2009 for a similar hazard, which listed 275,000 playsets in the U.S. and 6,800 in Canada.

Manufacturer: Adventure Playsets, of Pittsburg, KS

Hazard: The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Adventure Playsets has received more than 500 complaints reporting concern over the weakened wood in the 2x4 plastic-coated uprights. One report of a fall was received when the ladder failed resulting in bruises and scratches.

Description: The swing sets come with swings, slides and ladders. Each set has a fort structure that uses green or cranberry colored plastic coated 2”x 4” wood upright posts and a green nylon fabric covered shade. The sets were sold under the following names: Bellevue, Bellevue II, Belmont, Durango, Durango II, Sedona, Tacoma, Tacoma II, Ventura, Venture II and Yukon,. The name is printed on the manufacturer’s instructions that came with the play set. The recalled swing set name, model number, name of the retailer and year sold follow:

SwingSet NameModel NoRetailersYearsImage
Tacoma or
Tacoma II
1-AP017
1-AP017-06
1-AP051-07
Walmart 2005
2006
2007
Picture of Tacoma Swing Set
Bellevue or
Bellevue II
1-AP012
1-AP012-06
1-AP048-07
Toys-R-Us 2005
2006
2007
Picture of Bellevue Swing Set
Durango or
Durango II
1-AP016
1-AP018
1-AP016-06
1-AP018-06
1-AP016-07
Walmart 2005
2006
2007
Picture of Durango Swing Set
Yukon 1-AP052-07 Academy Sports 2007 Picture of Yukon Swing Set
Sedona 1-AP002 Walmart 2004 Picture of Sedona Swing Set
Belmont 1-AP003 Mills Stores 2004 Picture of Belmont Swing Set
Ventura or
Ventura II
1-AP008
1-AP011
Mills Stores
and Menards
2004 Picture of Ventura Swing Set

Sold at: Academy Sports (the Yukon); Mills and Menards (the Ventura/II) all from 2005 to 2007; Mills (the Belmont) in 2004; Toys-R-Us (the Bellevue/II); and Walmart (the Tacoma/II, Durango/II, and Sedona). The units sold for $300-$600.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Adventure Playsets to obtain a free repair kit. Repair kits will include the appropriate angled or vertical upright posts for each model with instructions for dissembling and reassembling each set.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Adventure Playsets toll free at (877) 840-9068 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.recall.adventureplaysets.com or email the firm at custservice@adventureplaysets.com