Recall: Flexible Flyer Swing Sets with See Saw Attachments
On 2012-07-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Flexible Flyer Swing Sets with See Saw Attachments due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2011 for about $130 to $280.
About 100,000 units are involved in this The Troxel Company swing set recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Swings, Slides & Play Structures category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 770-7060
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What is the problem?
The see saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Flexible Flyer swing sets come in 11 different models each with a see saw attachment along with 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 below:
|Model #||Model Name|
|41578||FUN FANTASTIC II|
|42023||BACKYARD SWINGIN' FUN|
|42560||TRIPLE FUN II|
This product was also sold in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1646
These items were sold new+ at Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy and at other specialty stores, and online retailers from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $130 and $280.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the see saws 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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm received 1,232 reports of see saw seats breaking resulting in thirteen injuries to young children that included bumps, bruises and lacerations.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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