September 25, 2007
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Single Post Swing Sets
Units: About 670
Manufacturer: BCI Burke Company LLC, of Fond du Lac, Wisc.
Hazard: The connection on the top beam of the swing set can break, causing the swing beam to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user. A user or bystander also can be injured by the falling top rail.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the swing set beam breaking and one report of child with bruises after falling from the swing.
Description: The recall includes the Single Post Swing Set (model 550-0033) and added bay swings (model 550-0035) with belt or bucket seats. The swings are made with a 2-3/8-inch diameter top beam that is welded to a formed plate on each end to attach to the upright post.
Sold by: BCI Burke or BCI Burke Company representatives from January 2000 through August 2007 for between about $900 to $1500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and remove the existing swings from the top beam immediately. Consumers can re-install the swings once the repair kit is received and installed with the current beam. BCI Burke will contact the owners directly by mail and provide a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Burke customer service at (800) 356-2070 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bciburke.com (pdf), or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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