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Backyard Products Swings Recalled

(May 27, 2004 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Backyard Products Swings

Units: 47,600

Manufacturer: Backyard Products™, of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Hazard: Chains on the swing can detach during use and cause the child to fall to the ground and possibly suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received 31 reports of chains breaking, resulting in five reports of injuries including a sore back, cut lip, and bumps and bruises.

Description: This recall involves single swings and acrobatic swings sold separately or as part of the Backyard Products wood gym set. Additional options to the gym sets include overhead ladders, slides, swings and forts. A yellow, triangular metal gusset on the gym sets contains the brand name, “Backyard Products™” followed by “Collingwood, ON Canada.” Model names and numbers are located on the assembly instructions. Contact Backyard Products or visit their Web site for model names and numbers included in the recall. Swings can be used on other gym sets.

Sold at: Department, toy and discount stores nationwide from December 2003 through April 2004 for between $300 and $1,200 for the sets. The swings were sold separately from January 2004 through April 2004 for between $12 and $16.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should not let children use the swings until they have been repaired. Backyard Products will provide consumers with a free, in-home repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Contact Backyard Products toll-free at (800) 841-4351 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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