CPSC: Merge Playground Climbers
On 2018-10-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Merge Playground Climbers due to a potential Strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2015 for about $1400.
About 200 units are involved in this playground recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Swings, Slides & Play Structures category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers can be too large creating a strangulation hazard. A child's body could become lodged in these openings, posing a strangulation hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Burke Merge Metal Climbers. These climbers are used on play equipment as an attachment that allows children to climb up and access the play structure. The metal climbers were sold in many color combinations with small geometric shaped openings with a platform and two welded handgrips at the top. "Burke" is printed on identification labels that are placed on the exterior of the entire play structure.
These items were sold new+ at BCI Burke Company and its distributors to public and private organizations including schools, public parks, and home owners associations nationwide from November 2015 through March 2018 for $1,400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately remove these climbers from use and contact the firm for a free repair kit. BCI Burke is contacting all owners directly by mail.
Contact BCI Burke at 800-356-2070 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at bciburke.com and click on the Climber Recall tab for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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