|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|June 4, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Distributor: Backyard Play Systems LLC, of Monroe, Mich.
Hazard: The retaining rings used to secure the gliders to the playset can become loose or detached, posing a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Backyard Play Systems has received one report of a retaining ring falling off. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves outdoor playset gliders designed to hang from home play equipment. The green plastic gliders were sold as an accessory to home play equipment marketed under the brand names Heartland Premium Play Systems, Yardline Play Systems and Backyard Play Systems.
Sold by: Backyard Buildings and More and Lowe's stores nationwide and online at Costco.com, BettyMills.com, and BackyardBuildings.com from February 2008 through May 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gliders. Backyard Play Systems is notifying all customers directly and is providing a free repair kit which includes replacement hardware and written instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Backyard Play Systems toll free at (866) 890-2211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Saturday (March through October). Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org