CPSC: BCI Burke Recalls Swing Sets for Fall Hazards—Minor Injuries Reported

03/07/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Fond du Lac, WI — BCI Burke Co. LLC and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have recalled 2 3/8-inch arch swing sets over fall hazards posed by the defective product. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on March 7, 2012.

The swing sets were recalled after discovering that the welded connection of the sleeve joint to the arch support can crack or break, which can cause the top swing beam to collapse. This poses a fall and injury hazard to consumers.

Two minor injuries have been reported as a result of the defective swing sets.

“This recall involves the end and middle arch supports on Arch Swing Sets and added bays with belt or bucket seats built with 2 3/8 inch steel tubing. The swings have a 2 7/8 inch diameter sleeve that is welded to the middle or end support. ‘Burke’ is printed on identification labels that were provided to installers who may or may not have put them on the swings,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact BCI Burke for a free retrofit kit. All known customers are being contacted directly.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact BCI Burke at (800) 356-2070 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit www.bciburke.com, or e-mail the firm at [email protected]

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.

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