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250,000 Swing Sets Recalled Because Children Can Fall When Parts Rot and Fail

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June 30, 2011

Parents should be aware of a recall of swing sets sold at stores such as Target and Walmart because their child could suffer injuries in a fall if parts of the wooden swing set fail.

Adventure Playsets, of Pittsburg, KS, is recalling 240,000 Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets because the company has received more than 500 complaints about rot weakening the 2×4 plastic coated uprights. In one report, a child suffered bruises and scratches when a swing set ladder failed.

These swing sets are wooden structures consisting of a fort component with swings, slide and ladder.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release, parents can find the model on the instructions that came with the unit.

Affected by the recall are the following Adventure Playsets that sold for between $300 and $600:

SwingSet Name

Model No

Retailers

Years

Tacoma or
Tacoma II

1-AP017
1-AP017-06
1-AP051-07

Walmart

2005
2006
2007

Bellevue or
Bellevue II

1-AP012
1-AP012-06
1-AP048-07

Toys-R-Us

2005
2006
2007

Durango or
Durango II

1-AP016
1-AP018
1-AP016-06
1-AP018-06
1-AP016-07

Walmart

2005
2006
2007

Yukon

1-AP052-07

Academy Sports

2007

Sedona

1-AP002

Walmart

2004

Belmont

1-AP003

Mills Stores

2004

Ventura or
Ventura II

1-AP008
1-AP011

Mills Stores
and Menards

2004

If parents have one of these swing sets in their backyard, they should not let children or anyone else use it until they make a repair. The manufacturer is offering a free repair kit that includes the angles or vertical upright posts and instructions for making the repair. Call toll free at (877) 840-9068 or visit the Adventure Playsets website.