|October 3, 2000
CPSC, Playworld Systems Announce Recall of Playground Swings
PRODUCT: Playground Swings - Playworld Systems, of Lewisburg, Pa., is recalling about 370 playground swing sets for repair. These swings are called the Aluminum 2-Seat Arch Swing, model 0288 and the Add-A-Bay Arch Swing, model 0375. The swing sets are made of 3-1/2 inch aluminum tubing and come in a variety of solid colors. Playworld Systems sold the swings from February 1998 through May 2000 for between $640 and $975.
PROBLEM: The swings connectors, which attach the top bar to the end supports, can crack and the top bar can break off and hit children on the swings.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: There have been two reports of children being injured including a fractured toe and bruises.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the swings immediately and call Playworld Systems at (800) 233-8404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m ET Monday through Friday to receive a repair kit.
Playworld Systems sent notices to known purchasers.
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