Note: there is a subsequent recall on these products
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 856-4445
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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 Swing Sets
Units: About 26,000
Distributor: Adventure Playsets, dba Backyard Ventures Inc., of Amarillo, Texas.
Hazard: Defective bolts could cause the swing set frame to detach from the fort structure, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: Backyard Ventures has received 64 reports of the bolt heads twisting off during installation. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled swing set models include: The Durango, Tacoma, Odyssey, Bellvue, Monarch, Grand Teton and Outlook II. The swing sets are made of wood, and feature various types of slides, swings and a fabric canopy over part of the structure. The Durango, Tacoma, and Odyssey models are pictured below, additional models can be viewed at www.adventureplaysets.com
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Menards, and Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and Wal-Mart.com from February 2006 through March 2006 for about $1,000.
Manufactured In: United States and China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the swings set immediately and contact Backyard Ventures to receive repair instructions and free replacement bolts for the recalled swing sets.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Backyard Ventures at (800) 856-4445 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.adventureplaysets.com or e-mail the firm at email@example.com