|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2011
|Pacific Cycle Recall Hotline: (877) 564-2261
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pacific Cycle Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us
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: Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Set
Units: About 5,500
Importer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The sling-style swing seats can crack or split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle has received five reports of the sling-style swing seats breaking during use, including reports of minor injuries involving bruises and scrapes.
Description: This recall involves Playsafe's Dartmouth Swing Set, model number 22-PS340, with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA. The model number and date code can be found in the owner's manual. The swing set has six metal legs and includes two swings with yellow plastic sling-style seats, a yellow plastic sliding board, a two-person glider with yellow plastic seats, yellow plastic trapeze hanging rings and a four-person lawn swing with yellow plastic seats and footboard.
Sold exclusively at: Toys R Us stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $270.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the sling-style swing seats, remove the seats from the swing set and contact Pacific Cycle to obtain free replacement seats.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Cycle toll-free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.pacific-cycle.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sling-style swing seats on the Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Set, model number 22-PS340
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