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RECALL: Adventure Playsets’ Rotten Monkeybars

By Jackie Burrell
Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 7:06 am in Toy Recalls.

Recalled Adventure Playsets 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.

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2 Responses to “RECALL: Adventure Playsets’ Rotten Monkeybars”

  1. Jim Tipler Says:

    I have a playset that was purchased. The wood is rotting the set is not identical to the one in the picture ( no ladder in the outside support) other than that it is identical. what do I need to find out if this is one of the recalled sets.

    Thank you

    Jim

  2. jburrell Says:

    Follow the link in the posting above – it takes you to the Consumer Products Safety web site notice that lists exactly which models are involved in the recall.

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