About 5,500 Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets are being recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The defective Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets were manufactured in China; imported by Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin, and sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores, nationwide, from January 2011 through May 2011 for about $270.
The sling-style swing seats can crack or split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date. Pacific Cycle has received five reports of the sling-style swing seats breaking during use, including reports of minor injuries involving bruises and scrapes.
The recalled Playsafe’s Dartmouth Swing Set involved is model number 22-PS340, with date codes FSD0115AA and FSD0315AA. The model number and date code can be found in the owner’s manual.
The swing set has six metal legs and also includes two swings with yellow plastic sling-style seats, a yellow plastic sliding board, a two-person glider with yellow plastic seats, yellow plastic trapeze hanging rings, and a four-person lawn swing with yellow plastic seats and footboard.
The recalling firm is advising consumers to immediately stop using the sling-style swing seats, remove the seats from the swing set, and contact Pacific Cycle to obtain free replacement seats. Pacific Cycle can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.564.2261 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday; at the firm’s website at www.pacific-cycle.com; or by emailing customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.