|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2009
Release # 09-290
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 321-
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: Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Set
Units: About 1,950
Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: The recalled swing sets did not come with assembly directions for the swing seat harness. The swing seat harness assembly needs to be completed by the consumer. The swing seats can detach if the harness is not assembled properly, which could result in fall and injury during use.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Set is a plastic molded product that features a climbing wall, rope ladder, slide and two swings with blue and yellow seats. Only the blue seat model is being recalled. The model numbers are 400V and 612398.
Sold at: Various retailers including Toys R Us and Walmart from October 2008 through March 2009 for about $450.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using recalled swing sets immediately until they have obtained and carefully read the assembly instructions for the swing seat harness. Instructions can be obtained by accessing the Little Tikes Web site or by calling the firm's hotline.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Little Tikes toll free at (800) 321-0183 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.littletikes.com
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