FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 24, 1992

 

Release # 92-065

 

WASHINGTON, DC -- Island Wood Products of Mableton, GA in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned owners of the Fort Apache, Kitty Hawk, Treetop, Islander, Pirates Fort, and Lookout Tower swing sets. The wooden gliders on these models have protruding bolts that may cause serious head or body laceration to children.

One incident has been reported by a consumer to both CPSC and the firm. A three-year-old received a head injury when he fell under the glider and hit the protruding bolts.

The wooden swing sets were sold at various home improvement and hardware stores in the East from September 1989 through 1991. Approximately 8,500 sets sold for $247 to $550 each.

Consumers who purchased a Fort Apache, Kitty Hawk, Treetop, Islander, Pirates Fort, or Lookout Tower swing set with a glider are urged to discontinue use immediately and discard or destroy these products. The firm is out of business.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.