Recall date: December 7, 2016
Recall number: 17-718

Recall Summary

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
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 1,300
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.  

Incidents/Injuries:

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

 
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.

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

Distributor(s):

Playworld Systems Inc., of Lewisburg, Pa.

Manufactured In:
United States
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.