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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Playworld Systems Inc Recalls Playground Swing Sets.

May 6, 2008
Alert #08-568

Playworld Systems Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard Caused by Defective Clevises

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Playground Swing Sets

Units: About 17,300

Manufacturer: Playworld Systems Inc., of Lewisburg, Pa.

Hazard: The clevis bearing on the swing set can wear, causing the swing to detach and the user to fall.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: Swing sets involved in this recall have the following part numbers:

8 ft 2-Unit Standard Swing02485 in Arch Swing w-8 ft Top Rail0287
8 ft Standard Duty Swing Add-A-Bay02305 in Arch Swing 2-Unit Add-A-Bay0370
10 ft 2-Unit Standard Swing02493-1/2 in Arch Swing w-8 ft Top Rail0288
10 ft Standard Duty Swing Add-A-Bay02313-1/2 in Arch Swing Add-A-Bay0375
8 ft 2-Unit Heavy Duty Swing02702-3/8 in Arch Swing w-7 ft Top Rail0120
8 ft heavy duty swing add-a-bay02322-3/8 in Arch Swing Add-A-Bay0121
10 ft 2-Unit Heavy Duty Swing02597 ft Early Childhood T-Swing0290
10 ft Heavy Duty Swing Add-A- Bay0233
8 ft Single Post Swing Assembly0295
8 ft Single Post Swing Add-A- Bay0296

Sold by: Authorized dealers sold the swing sets to day care centers and children’s learning centers nationwide from January 2007 through February 2008 for about between $770 and $3,100.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the swing from the swing set until a free repair kit is installed. The company has sent direct mail notices to consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Playworld Systems at (800) 233-8404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at