Note: there is a subsequent recall on these products
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 856-4445
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm 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: Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets
Units: About 26,000
Distributor: Adventure Playsets, dba Backyard Ventures Inc., of Amarillo, Texas.
Hazard: Defective bolts could cause the swing set frame to detach from the fort structure, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: Backyard Ventures has received 64 reports of the bolt heads twisting off during installation. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled swing set models include: The Durango, Tacoma, Odyssey, Bellvue, Monarch, Grand Teton and Outlook II. The swing sets are made of wood, and feature various types of slides, swings and a fabric canopy over part of the structure. The Durango, Tacoma, and Odyssey models are pictured below, additional models can be viewed at www.adventureplaysets.com
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Menards, and Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and Wal-Mart.com from February 2006 through March 2006 for about $1,000.
Manufactured In: United States and China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the swings set immediately and contact Backyard Ventures to receive repair instructions and free replacement bolts for the recalled swing sets.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Backyard Ventures at (800) 856-4445 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.adventureplaysets.com or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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