|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2009
Release # 09-231
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 347-8372
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: Step2 Play Up Gym play sets
Units: About 4,300
Manufacturer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio
Hazard: The triangular hangers that attach the swing's ropes to the upper rail of the play set can break, posing a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Step2 has received 17 reports of hangers breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Step2 Play Up Gym play sets. The recalled outdoor play sets include a platform, climber, slide area and two swings and have a model number of 797300. A red "Step2" logo plate is attached to the front of the play set. Play sets that have hangers with white plastic bushings are not subject to this recall.
Sold at: Toys"R"Us stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2009 for about $400.
Manufactured in: China (hanger component), United States (play set)
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled play sets and contact Step 2 to receive a set of replacement hangers and instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 at (800) 347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com
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