|May 6, 2008
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 www.playworldsystems.com
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