|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 770-7060
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Troxel Recalls Flexible Flyer Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 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: Flexible Flyer Swing Sets
Units: About 100,500 in the United States and 4,900 in Canada
Manufacturer: The Troxel Company, of Moscow, Tenn.
Hazard: The see saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received 1,232 reports of see saw seats breaking resulting in thirteen injuries to young children that included bumps, bruises and lacerations.
Description: The Flexible Flyer swing sets come in 11 different models each with a see saw attachment along with swings, bars or a slide. The model number can be found on a sticker located underneath the center of the top bar of each swing set unit. Model numbers and names are listed below:
|Model #||Model Name
||FUN FANTASTIC II
||BACKYARD SWINGIN' FUN
||TRIPLE FUN II
Sold by: Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy and at other specialty stores, and online retailers from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $130 and $280.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the see saws immediately and contact Troxel to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Troxel at (888) 770-7060 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at http://www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1646
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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