Hi, everyone! It’s summertime, so I’m sure plenty of you have kids who are playing outdoors during the day. If your child’s daytime activities include swinging on a swing set or using playground equipment, you may want to know about the latest recall made by the CPSC. Troxel has recalled more than 100,000 Flexible Flyer swing sets due to a falling hazard caused by seesaw seats breaking away from the bolt fasteners during use.
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The firm received 1,232 reports of seesaw seats breaking, resulting in 13 injuries to young children which included bumps, bruises, and lacerations. The Flexible Flyer swing sets come in 11 different models, each with a seesaw attachment paired with either swings, bars, or a slide. The model number can be found on a sticker located underneath the center of the top bar of each swing set unit. Model numbers and names are listed on the CPSC website.
These swing sets were sold at Walmart, Toys ‘R’ Us, Academy, and at other specialty stores, as well as online retailers from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $130 and $280. Consumers should stop using the seesaws immediately and contact Troxel to receive a free repair kit.
For additional information, contact Troxel at (888) 770-7060 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at http://www.regcen.com/flexibleflyer
Parents, how do you keep your children safe on the playground? Do you have swing sets in your own backyard? Have you seen any recalls that I may have missed? Share your thoughts!