Adventure Playsets again has recalled its wooden swing sets because the wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard, according to a recall notice by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Adventure Playsets has received more than 500 complaints reporting concern over the weakened wood in the 2x4 plastic-coated uprights. One report of a fall was received when the ladder failed resulting in bruises and scratches.
The recall includes about 240,000 playsets sold at Academy Sports, Mills; Toys R Us and Wal-Mart (the Tacoma/II, Durango/II, and Sedona). The U.S. made sets sold for $300-$600. A number of these products were recalled in November 2009 for a similar hazard, which listed 275,000 playsets in the U.S. and 6,800 in Canada, the CPSC said.
Pictured is the recalled Durango model of wooden playsets sold at Wal-Mart.
The swing sets come with swings, slides and ladders. Each set has a fort structure that uses green or cranberry colored plastic coated 2x4 wood upright posts and a green nylon fabric covered shade. The sets were sold under the following names: Bellevue, Bellevue II, Belmont, Durango, Durango II, Sedona, Tacoma, Tacoma II, Ventura, Venture II and Yukon. The name is printed on the manufacturer's instructions that came with the play set.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Adventure Playsets to obtain a free repair kit. Repair kits will include the appropriate angled or vertical upright posts for each model with instructions for dissembling and reassembling each set.
For information, call Adventure Playsets at 877-840-9068 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.recall.adventureplaysets.com or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11262.html