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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Playground Tire Swings By Miracle Recreation Equipment Co., of Monett, Mo.

Miracle Recreation Recalls Tire Swings Due to Fall Hazard

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 Tire Swings

Units: About 1,400

Manufacturer: Miracle Recreation Equipment Co., of Monett, Mo.

Hazard: The hanger clamp on the tire swing can fail causing the tire swing to detach. This poses a fall hazard to young children and risk of serious injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Miracle Recreation Equipment Co. has received three reports of injuries, including two reports of cuts requiring stitches and one report of a fractured foot.

Description: The recalled Tire Swing consists of a tire, which hangs from a swivel and three chains. The recall includes the following products and model numbers:

Kids' Choice Arch Tire Swing SetsModel # 714-852
Kids’ Choice Arch Tire Swing ExtensionModel # 714-852-X
Kids’ Choice Arch Tire Swing Swivel Replacement Model #278

Sold by: Authorized dealers to schools, parks and municipalities nationwide from February 1995 through March 2008 for between $570 and $2,100.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the tire swing, including the swivel, chains and tire from the hanger clamp until a free repair kit is installed. The company has sent direct mail notices to consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Miracle Recreation at (800) 523-4202 ext 683, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or via e-mail at recalls@miraclerec.com, or visit the firm’s Web site www.miracle-recreation.com

1 comments:

James Leer said...

That is always scary when something like that happens. My sons school had one of these. I hope that the school did something about it. I really would not want school playground equipment to fail and injure the children. Especially my son.