By Jackie Burrell
Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 7:06 am in Toy Recalls.
You know those colorful, wooden playground sets in every suburban backyard? Yeah, there’s a problem. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just recalled 275,000 of them after receiving more than 1,400 reports of rotting, horizontal ladders and beams. Among the injuries, nine bad enough to send children to the emergency room with fractures and lacerations. Seems the monkey bars, swing beams and horizontal ladders weaken over time, due to wood rot. Most of the injuries occurred when the swing spontaneously detached from the rotted wood. Several different models of Adventure Playset are listed in the recall, so check the CPSC site for pics, models numbers and next steps.