|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 546-7902
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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
|Conqueror Swing Set
|Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets||
|Cedar Ridge Wooden Swing Set
|Windsor Wooden Swing Set
“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 email@example.com
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