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Adventure Playsets Recall to Repair Backyard Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard

NOTE: There is a subsequent recall involving some of these products

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Hazard:
"The plastic coated lumber on the horizontal ladder (monkey bar/swing beam) can weaken over time due to rotting of the whitewood (spruce, pine and fir species), resulting in a fall hazard."
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
November 05, 2009
Units:
"About 275,000 in the United States and 6,800 in Canada"

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2009
Release # 10-029
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 840-9068

HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Adventure Playsets Wooden Play Sets

Units: About 275,000 in the United States and 6,800 in Canada

Distributor: Adventure Playsets, of Amarillo, Texas

Hazard: The plastic coated lumber on the horizontal ladder (monkey bar/swing beam) can weaken over time due to rotting of the whitewood (spruce, pine and fir species), resulting in a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Adventure Playsets has received more than 1,400 reports of rotting ladders involving 16 injuries that resulted in nine emergency room visits. The injuries include two arm fractures, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises to children younger than 8 years old. Most of the reported injuries occurred when the swing came out of the monkey bar/ swing beam that had rotted.

Description: This recall involves wooden play sets with swings, slides and ladders. Each set has an overhead monkey bar ladder that acts as both the monkey bar and swing beam, and an end ladder coated with cranberry or green plastic. The instruction manual has the name "Adventure Playsets" and one of the following model numbers printed on the cover.

Durango 1-AP016 and 1- AP018 Yukon 1-AP052
Tacoma 1- AP017 and 1-AP051 El Dorado 1-AP016
Bellevue 1-AP048, and 1-AP012 Dakota 1- AP046
Sherwood 1-AP049 Sedona 1- AP002
Ventura 1-AP008 Madison 1- AP006 and 1-AP015
Belmont 1-AP003  

Note: The Bellevue,Tacoma and Durango swing sets were previously recalled due to detaching frames and a fall hazard.

Sold at: Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy Sports, Menards, and Mill stores nationwide, and online at Walmart.com, ToyRUs.com, Willygoat.com and through the DMSI catalog from January 2004 through December 2007 for between $300 and $600.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the swing sets and contact Adventure Playsets to receive a replacement kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Adventure Playsets toll-free at (877) 840-9068 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.adventureplaysets.com. Consumers can also email the firm at custservice@adventureplaysets.com

Note: Health Canada's press release can be seen at: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=878

All recalled swing sets have a horizontal ladder that acts as both a monkey bar and swing beam, and an end latter coated with  cranberry or green plastic. The replacement kit includes the horizontal ladder and the vertical end truss support pieces

Note: All recalled swing sets have a horizontal ladder that acts as both a monkey bar and swing beam, and an end latter coated
with cranberry or green plastic. The replacement kit includes the horizontal ladder and the vertical end truss support pieces.

Picture of Recalled Durango Backyard Swing Set

Picture of Recalled Tacoma 1-AP051 Backyard Swing Set

Picture of Recalled Bellevue 1-AP048 Backyard Swing Set

Picture of Recalled Sherwood Backyard Swing Set

Picture of Recalled Yukon Backyard Swing Set

Picture of Recalled Eldorado Backyard Swing Set

Picture of Recalled 'The Dakota' Backyard Swing Set

Picture of Recalled Madison AP006 Backyard Swing Set

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