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Recall: Adventure Playsets Due to Fall Hazard

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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_playsets3Adventure 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
Belmont 1-AP003  

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 custservice@adventureplaysets.com

 

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About Hollie Schultz

Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in Chicago. She loves the city but hates the cold!

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