May 6, 2008
Alert #08-568

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: Playground Swing Sets

Units: About 17,300

Manufacturer: Playworld Systems Inc., of Lewisburg, Pa.

Hazard: The clevis bearing on the swing set can wear, causing the swing to detach and the user to fall.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: Swing sets involved in this recall have the following part numbers:

8 ft 2-Unit Standard Swing 0248 5 in Arch Swing w-8 ft Top Rail 0287
8 ft Standard Duty Swing Add-A-Bay 0230 5 in Arch Swing 2-Unit Add-A-Bay 0370
10 ft 2-Unit Standard Swing 0249 3-1/2 in Arch Swing w-8 ft Top Rail 0288
10 ft Standard Duty Swing Add-A-Bay 0231 3-1/2 in Arch Swing Add-A-Bay 0375
8 ft 2-Unit Heavy Duty Swing 0270 2-3/8 in Arch Swing w-7 ft Top Rail 0120
8 ft heavy duty swing add-a-bay 0232 2-3/8 in Arch Swing Add-A-Bay 0121
10 ft 2-Unit Heavy Duty Swing 0259 7 ft Early Childhood T-Swing 0290
10 ft Heavy Duty Swing Add-A- Bay 0233    
8 ft Single Post Swing Assembly 0295    
8 ft Single Post Swing Add-A- Bay 0296    

Sold by: Authorized dealers sold the swing sets to day care centers and children's learning centers nationwide from January 2007 through February 2008 for about between $770 and $3,100.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the swing from the swing set until a free repair kit is installed. The company has sent direct mail notices to consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Playworld Systems at (800) 233-8404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Playground Swing Set clevis bearing