The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recalls
of about 15,000 Children’s Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds
and approximately 11,000 Backyard Leisure Adventure Play Sets and Create
N Adventure Wooden Play Sets because they pose a fall hazard to children.
Backyard Leisure says that there have been 114 reports of the play sets’ hangers, which hold the gliders, breaking. Three incidents have resulted in minor injuries. In one accident, a child was struck on the head by a chain that came off a hanger. The toy manufacturer is recommending that consumers remove the gliders and stop using the play sets.
With the other recall, Pacific Cycle Inc. says there has been one report of a fall injury involving its Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds. The product manufacturer says the inner bearing on the merry-go-round can fail, which can lead to the seat assembly dropping all of a sudden. Children should stop using the merry-go-round. A retrofit kit can be requested or the merry-go-round can be returned for a full refund.
Over 200,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year because of injuries caused by defective playground equipment. Fall accidents are the most common kind of playground accident and can lead to bruises, scrapes, cuts, broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, and other serious injuries.
Unfortunately, there are many playground toys and equipment that are not safe for children. Some other recent recalls of playground and backyard toys over the last several years have involved defective slip and slide toys, water products, and trampolines. Poor assembly instructions, improper installation, and poor maintenance of playground equipment can also result in serious injuries.
Our product safety law firm has helped the families of children that were injured because of a defective playground or backyard product obtain products liability compensation from the toy manufacturer and/or seller. We can also determine whether other parties are liable for the injury accident.
Children’s merry-go-rounds recalled, WSYR.com, June 12, 2008
11,000 wooden play sets recalled by the CPSC, ConsumerReports.org, June 11, 2008
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