|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 724-6269
Firm's Media Contact: (414) 727-8731
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: Sling Swing Seats
Units: About 18,400
Importer: Rainbow Play Systems Inc., of Brookings, S.D.
Manufacturer's Agent: Super Tech S. Corp., of Arcadia, Calif.
Hazard: These swing seats can unexpectedly break in half, causing the users to fall to the ground.
Incidents/Injuries: Rainbow has received 84 reports of broken swing seats, including one report of an injury. A 2-year-old girl suffered a broken wrist when she fell to the ground after the sling swing unexpectedly broke in half.
Description: The recall involves sling swing seats sold as an accessory with Carnival, Sunshine, and Rainbow Series residential play structures manufactured by Rainbow Play Systems, Inc. The seats are about 25 inches in length and were sold in red, yellow, blue and green with 64-inch yellow or green dipped chains. The seats have pointed ends with three black dots and black grommets. Printed on the seat bottom is:
or misuse can lead to serious injury.
Play structures with the sling swings contain a metal plate on the main beam with the writing, "Rainbow Play Systems Inc. 1-800-RAINBOW."
Sold at: Rainbow distributors and dealers nationwide from July 2004 through February 2005 as part of Carnival, Sunshine and Rainbow Series play structures that cost between $1,500 and $2,000, or about $50 to $60 for the swing seat when purchased as a stand alone accessory.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these sling swings and contact Rainbow Play Systems, Inc. or return them to their place of purchase for a free replacement swing. Rainbow has contacted consumers directly who purchased the recalled sling swing seats. Consumers who have already had their swing seats replaced by Rainbow are not affected by this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rainbow Play Systems at (800) 724-6269 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Rainbow's Web site at www.rainbowplay.com
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