The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Sling swing seats
Importer: Rainbow Play Systems Inc., of Brookings, S.D.
Manufacturer's agent: Super Tech S. Corp., of Arcadia, Calif.
Hazard: These swing seats can unexpectedly break in half, causing users to fall to the ground.
Incidents/injuries: Rainbow has received 84 reports of broken swing seats, including one report of a 2-year-old girl suffering a broken wrist.
Description: The recall involves sling swing seats sold as an accessory with Carnival, Sunshine and Rainbow Series residential play structures. The seats were sold in red, yellow, blue and green with yellow or green dipped chains. The seats have pointed ends with three black dots and black grommets. Play structures with the sling swings contain a metal plate on the main beam with the writing, “Rainbow Play Systems Inc. 1-800-RAINBOW.”
Sold at: Rainbow distributors and dealers nation-wide from July 2004 through February 2005 as part of Carnival, Sunshine and Rainbow Series play structures that cost $1,500 to $2,000, or $50 to $60 for the swing seat when purchased separately.
Remedy: Stop using these sling swings and contact Rainbow Play Systems or return them to their place of purchase for a free replacement swing.
Contact: Call 800-724-6269 or visit www.rainbowplay.com.