240,000 (est.) Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets were recalled last week (June 29) by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the manufacturer, Adventure Playsets of Pittsburg, Kansas. This recall is in addition to the previous recall of Adventure Playsets Swing Sets in November 2009 (which listed 275,000 swing sets in the U.S. and 6,800 swing sets in Canada).
The reason for this recall is that the wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swings can weaken due to rotting, posing a possible fall hazard for a child or children using the swing set.
Adventure Playsets has received more than 500 complaints about the weakened wood used in the Swing Sets, that were manufactured in the U.S. A report of a fall by a child was received when the ladder failed.
The particular swing sets being recalled include swings, slides and ladders. Each set comes with a fort structure that has green or cranberry colored plastic-coated 2″x 4″ upright wooden posts and a green nylon fabric-covered shade. The sets sold under the brand names: Bellevue, Bellevue II, Belmont, Durango, Durango II, Sedona, Tacoma, Tacoma II, Ventura, Venture II and Yukon, were sold at Academy Sports (the Yukon); Mills and Menards (the Ventura/II) all from 2005 to 2007; Mills (the Belmont) in 2004; Toys-R-Us (the Bellevue/II); and Walmart (the Tacoma/II, Durango/II, and Sedona). The swing sets sold for from $300-$600.
Consumers should stop using the recalled swing sets immediately and contact Adventure Playsets for a free repair kit which will include the appropriate angled or vertical upright posts for each model with instructions for dissembling and reassembling each set.
Consumers should contact Adventure Playsets toll free at (877) 840-9068 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website www.recall.adventureplaysets.com or email the firm email@example.com
As always, the USCPSC continues to remind consumers that it is illegal to sell or attempt to resell any recalled product. To view the list of model numbers involved and photos of the various recalled swing sets, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11262.html