Recall: Playground Slide
On 2016-12-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Playground Slide due to a potential Cuts & Amputation hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2000 for about $1500 to $4000.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Horizon Industries playground slide recall. Instance(s) of severe 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 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The weld between the slide bedway and sidewall can crack and separate. A child's fingers can get caught in the space, posing an amputation hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled slides are made of stainless steel and have both single and double bedways. There are welds on both sides of the slide attaching the bedway to the sidewalls, and the welds run continuously from the top to the bottom. There are no identifying marks on the slides.
These items were sold new+ at Independent distributors to parks, schools and municipalities from November 2000 through October 2016 for between $1,500 through $4,000.
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 immediately stop using the recalled slides and contact Playworld for a free replacement slide and free installation. A temporary barrier will be shipped to consumers prior to shipment of a replacement slide to prevent children from using the slide. Playworld is contacting consumers who purchased the slides directly.
Playworld at 800-233-8404 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com or online at https://playworld.com/ and click on "Slide Recall Safety Information" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Playworld is aware of 13 incidents of broken welds, including two children who have suffered finger amputations.
+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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