Recall: Slalom Glider, Playground Slide
On 2012-02-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Slalom Glider, Playground Slide due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $2300.
About 900 units are involved in this Landscape Structures 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 1st recall of products in the Swings, Slides & Play Structures category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 438-6574
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What is the problem?
The Slalom Glider is a playground slide that lacks a transition platform on the top and sides of the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Slalom Glider is a distinctive 6-foot high playground slide that is curved in shape and made from molded plastic. It includes an arched, tubular steel access ladder. The recalled product comes as a stand-alone slide or as an attachment to other playground equipment. The recalled products have model numbers 156456 and 172627 and were sold in combinations of colors, including red, blue, tan, green, granite and white.
These items were sold new+ at To schools and other facilities with playground equipment nationwide between January 2006 and December 2011 for about $2300.
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 stop children from using the recalled gliders and owners will be contacted by Landscape Structures regarding removal instructions. Customers will be given the option of replacing the Slalom Glider with another piece of playground equipment, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase.
For additional information, contact Landscape Structures toll-free at (888)438-6574 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's website at www.playlsi.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC and the firm have received 16 reports of injuries to children under 8-years old, including one bruised arm, 14 fractures to arms and legs, one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen.
+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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