Products Swings Recalled
27, 2004 - NEWSdial.com)
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
Name of product: Backyard Products Swings
Products™, of Collingwood, Ontario,
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.
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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