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Playworld Recalls Stainless Steel Playground Slides Due to Amputation Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • Lightning Slide- single bedway slide
  • Double Lightning Slide
  • Arrow points to broken weld between bedway and sidewall.
Name of Product:
Lightning Slide stainless steel playground slide
Hazard:

The weld between the slide bedway and sidewall can crack and separate. A child’s fingers can get caught in the space, posing an amputation hazard.   

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
December 07, 2016
Units:
About 1,300
Consumer Contact

Playworld at 800‐233‐8404 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@playworld.com or online at https://playworld.com/ and click on “Slide Recall Safety Information” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled slides are made of stainless steel and have both single and double bedways.  There are welds on both sides of the slide attaching the bedway to the sidewalls, and the welds run continuously from the top to the bottom.  There are no identifying marks on the slides.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slides and contact Playworld for a free replacement slide and free installation. A temporary barrier will be shipped to consumers prior to shipment of a replacement slide to prevent children from using the slide. Playworld is contacting consumers who purchased the slides directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

Playworld is aware of 13 incidents of broken welds, including two children who have suffered finger amputations.

Sold At

Independent distributors to parks, schools and municipalities from November 2000 through October 2016 for between $1,500 through $4,000. 

Manufacturer(s):

Horizon Industries, of Columbia, Pa

Manufactured In:
United States
Distributor(s):

Playworld Systems Inc., of Lewisburg, Pa.

Recall number:
17-718
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