Recall Alert: Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets

If you or someone you know has this Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets, please make sure they have their children stop playing on it immediately!  Reports of  falling hazard have been reported from a weakening of fort sections due to rot.  This is occurring in the plastic-coated uprights, so I doubt you would even notice the rot before it’s too late.

Units: Approximately 240,000; a number of these products were recalled in November 2009 for a similar hazard (LINK: http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml10/10029.html), which listed 275,000 playsets in the U.S. and 6,800 in Canada.

Manufacturer: Adventure Playsets, of Pittsburg, KS

Hazard: The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Adventure Playsets has received more than 500 complaints reporting concern over the weakened wood in the 2×4 plastic-coated uprights. One report of a fall was received when the ladder failed resulting in bruises and scratches.

Description: The swing sets come with swings, slides and ladders. Each set has a fort structure that uses green or cranberry colored plastic coated 2″x 4″ wood upright posts and a green nylon fabric covered shade. The sets were sold under the following names: Bellevue, Bellevue II, Belmont, Durango, Durango II, Sedona, Tacoma, Tacoma II, Ventura, Venture II and Yukon,. The name is printed on the manufacturer’s instructions that came with the play set. The recalled swing set name, model number, name of the retailer and year sold follow:

SwingSet Name / Model No Retailers Years
Tacoma or Tacoma II 1-AP017

1-AP017-06

1-AP051-07

Walmart 2005

2006

2007

Bellevue or Bellevue II 1-AP012

1-AP012-06

1-AP048-07

Toys-R-Us 2005

2006

2007

Durango or Durango II 1-AP016

1-AP018

1-AP016-06

1-AP018-06

1-AP016-07

Walmart 2005

2006

2007

Yukon 1-AP052-07 Academy Sports 2007
Sedona 1-AP002 Walmart 2004
Belmont 1-AP003 Mills Stores 2004
Ventura or Ventura II 1-AP008

1-AP011

Mills Stores and Menards 2004

Sold at: Academy Sports (the Yukon); Mills and Menards (the Ventura/II) all from 2005 to 2007; Mills (the Belmont) in 2004; Toys-R-Us (the Bellevue/II); and Walmart (the Tacoma/II, Durango/II, and Sedona). The units sold for $300-$600.

Manufactured: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Adventure Playsets to obtain a free repair kit. Repair kits will include the appropriate angled or vertical upright posts for each model with instructions for dissembling and reassembling each set.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Adventure Playsets toll free at (877) 840-9068 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.recall.adventureplaysets.com, or email the firm at [email protected].

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