In a news release , Pacific Cycle Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall of a swing set due to breakage issue with some seats, which would result in a fall hazard.
Approximately 5,500 Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets are being affected by this recall. The sling-style seat on the set may crack or split prematurely, posing a risk of falling to those using the swing. Five reports of the sling-style seats breaking while being used have been made to the company. Some of the reports included complaints of minor injuries including scrapes and bruises.
The swing set affected by the recall has six metal legs and includes, a yellow plastic sliding board, a two-person glider with yellow plastic seats, two swings with yellow plastic sling-style seats, yellow plastic trapeze hanging rings, and a four-person lawn swing with a footboard. The model number for the affected swing set is 22-PS340, with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA. Both the model number and date code can be found in the owner’s manual.
The swing set was sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011.
Anyone who has the swing is urged to immediately stop using the swing seats, remove them from the set, and contact Pacific Cycle in order to receive free replacement seats.
As a Sumter personal injury attorney , I hope that no one else was injured by having one of the faulty seats break. As a personal injury lawyer , consumer safety is something that I am very aware of and I encourage anyone who has purchased the recalled swing set to arrange for replacement seats as soon as possible.