April 22, 2009
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.
Product Involved: Playground Equipment
Units: About 540
Distributor: SportsPlay Equipment Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.
Manufacturer: Floteks, of Turkey
Hazard: The handrails and posts on the playground contain high levels of lead paint. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Tot Town Fun Center, Tot Town Castle Fun Center, Tea Cup Merry Go Round, 8' Web Climber, Rope Wall, Four Panel Circular Aztec Climber and Three Panel Aztec Climber.
|Model Name||Model Number||Part at Issue|
|Tot Town Fun Center 1||902-813||Red handrails|
|Tot Town Fun Center 3||902-815||Green handrails|
|Tot Town Fun Center 5||902-817||Green handrails|
|Tot Town Fun Center 6||902-818||Red handrails|
|Tot Town Castle Fun Center 1||902-863||Red handrails|
|Tot Town Castle Fun Center 3||902-865||Red handrails|
|Tot Town Castle Fun Center 5||902-867||Red handrails|
|Tot Town Castle Fun Center 6||902-868||Red handrails|
|Tea Cup Merry Go Round||902-788||Whole unit|
|8' Web Climber||902-771||Red poles|
|Rope Wall||902-772||Red frame|
|Four Panel Circular Aztec Climber||902-762||Red poles|
|Four Panel Aztec Climber||902-763||Yellow pole|
|Three Panel Aztec Climber||902-764||Yellow pole|
Sold by: Authorized SportsPlay dealers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2007 for between $1,300 and $5,500.
Manufactured in: Turkey
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the playground immediately if the painted parts have chipped off. Consumers with the recalled playgrounds have been directly contacted regarding this recall and will receive free replacement parts.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SportsPlay at (800) 727-8180 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com or visit the firm's Web site at www.sportsplayinc.com
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