|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
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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