The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the Adventure Playsets, today announced a voluntary recall of 275,000 Adventure Playsets Wooden Play Sets due to fall 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com