FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2004
Release # 05-071
Firm's Hotline: (800) 888-1232

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer 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: Extra-Duty and Heavy-Duty Swing Seats

Units: 72,000

Manufacturer: Swing-N-Slide® Corp., of Janesville, Wis.

Hazard: A manufacturing defect can cause the metal grommet securing the seat to break. If this happens, the user can fall to the ground.

Incidents/Injuries: Swing-N-Slide® has received five reports of the swing's seat breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Included in this recall are extra-duty and heavy-duty plastic Swing-N-Slide® swing seats. Sold in either green (extra-duty) or yellow (heavy-duty), the seats are suspended from a crossbeam by two plastic-coated metal chains. On the bottom of each seat, in raised lettering, are the words, "Swing-N-Slide® Corp., 1212 Barberry Drive, Janesville, WI 53545, (800) 888-1232."

Sold to: Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace, DIBC, TruServ, Handy Hardware and Emery-Waterhouse stores nationwide from January 2004 through June 2004 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should take down the extra-duty and heavy-duty seats and contact Swing-N-Slide® for information on how to return the swing for a replacement. The company will send consumers a postage-paid package to return the product.

Consumer Contact : Consumers should contact Swing-N-Slide® toll-free at (800) 888-1232 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.swing-n-slide.com. Consumers may also write to Extra/Heavy-Duty Swing Seat Recall, Swing-N-Slide®, 1212 Barberry Drive, Janesville, Wis. 53545.
Picture of Recalled Seats