CPSC: Swing Sets Sold Only at Toys R Us Recalled for Fall Hazards

08/30/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Madison, WI — Pacific Cycle Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have recalled about 5,500 Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets, sold exclusively at Toys R US, for fall hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on August 30, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the sling-style swing seats can crack or split prematurely, which poses a fall hazard to consumers.

Five reports of the swing seats breaking have been received by Pacific Cycle, which included reports of minor injuries that involved bruises and scrapes.

“This recall involves Playsafe’s Dartmouth Swing Set, model number 22-PS340, with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA. The model number and date code can be found in the owner’s manual. The swing set has six metal legs and includes two swings with yellow plastic sling-style seats, a yellow plastic sliding board, a two-person glider with yellow plastic seats, yellow plastic trapeze hanging rings and a four-person lawn swing with yellow plastic seats and footboard,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact Pacific Cycle for a free replacement seats.

For more information about the product recall, consumers can contact Pacific Cycle toll-free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit www.pacific-cycle.com or email [email protected]

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