|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.