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Solowave Recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Solowave Tornado brand tube slide with port hole
  • Solowave Tornado brand tube slide with port hole
  • Port hole window
Name of Product:
Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes

The plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Recall Date:
December 11, 2013
About 10,800 in the U.S. and 9,900 in Canada
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Recall Details


This recall involves Solowave Tornado brand home playground tube slides with port holes. The slides are green, six or seven feet long and have three or five port hole-style plastic windows in the sides. The slides were sold with Solowave's Centennial, Centennial II, Lexington, Rocky Mountain Deluxe and Sheridan play systems and were also sold separately.  Solowave Design is stamped on the outside of the slides near the middle of each tube slide section.


Consumers should stop using the recalled slide immediately and contact Solowave to receive a free repair kit for the port hole windows.


Solowave has received 23 reports of minor injuries to children, including cuts and scrapes, from contact with broken port holes.

Sold At

Toys R Us and other stores nationwide, and online at from February 2008 through August 2013 for between $1,300 and $1,800 as part of a play system, or between $275 and $370 for the slide only.


Solowave Design Corp., of Hamburg, N.Y.


Solowave Design Corp., of Hamburg, N.Y.

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