02/09/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Evansville, IN—About 4,600 outdoor playsets were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Escalade Sports, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for fall hazards the product poses. The CPSC announced the recall on February 8, 2011.
The recall was initiated after discovering that the swing sets on the playset can crack and break in half, which can cause the user to fall.
“This recall involves belt-style swing seats on four models of Oasis Playsets: PG01W, PG02W, PG03W and PG04W. Model numbers are located on a plate on the swing’s horizontal beam. The green plastic seats are about 26 inches long and are hung from green, plastic-coated chains. The swing seats have rounded ends with black grommets on each end,” according to a CPSC press release.
Printed on one side of the seat is:
MADE IN CHINA
GUARANTEED FOR ONE YEAR
ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED
DO NOT INSTALL IN AREAS WHERE
TEMPERATURES EXCEED 120DEG F
Printed on the other side of the seat is:
MAINTENANCE INSTALLATION OR VANDALISM
CAN DAMAGE SEAT AND LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY
USE BY ONE CHILD
Consumers are advised to contact Escalade Sports to receive free replacement swing seats.
For more information concerning the recall, consumers should contact Escalade Sports at (800) 742-6009 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.escaladesports.com. Consumers can also e-mail Escalade Sports at [email protected]
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