October 26, 2000
Alert #01-501
 

CPSC, Playworld Systems Announce Recall of Playground Slides

PRODUCT: Playground Slides - Playworld Systems, of Lewisburg, Pa., is recalling 55 public playground stainless steel slides. The slides were sold as single and double stainless steel slides measuring 36 to 72 inches high. Playworld Systems manufactured and sold the slides from January 2000 through September 2000 for between $1,500 and $4,000. Playworld Systems' plastic slides are not included in this recall alert.

PROBLEM: The welding of the slide bed to the slide sidewall can crack and separate and children's fingers can get caught in the space, posing a risk of amputation.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES:There has been one report of a severed fingertip of a 6-year-old child.

WHAT TO DO:Contact Playworld Systems at (800) 233-8404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a new slide.

Playworld Systems sold these slides to schools, parks and playgrounds and has contacted all known purchasers by telephone and has also sent notices by mail.
picture of playground slide

picture of playground slide