Recall Date: December 6, 2016
Recall Number: 17-718

Playworld Recalls Stainless Steel Playground Slides Due to Amputation Hazard (Recall Alert)

Recall Summary

Name of Product: 
Lightning Slide stainless steel playground slide

Hazard: 
The weld between the slide bedway and sidewall can crack and separate. A child’s fingers can get caught in the space, posing an amputation hazard

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slides and contact Playworld for a free replacement slide and free installation. A temporary barrier will be shipped to consumers prior to shipment of a replacement slide to prevent children from using the slide. Playworld is contacting consumers who purchased the slides directly.

Consumer Contact: 
Playworld at 800?233?8404 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at https://dev.playworld.com and click on “Slide Recall Safety Information” for more information.

 

Recall Details

Units: 
About 1,300

Description: 
The recalled slides are made of stainless steel and have both single and double bedways. There are welds on both sides of the slide attaching the bedway to the sidewalls, and the welds run continuously from the top to the bottom. There are no identifying marks on the slides.

Incidents/Injuries: 
Playworld is aware of 13 incidents of broken welds, including two children who have suffered finger amputations.

Sold at: 
Independent distributors to parks, schools and municipalities from November 2000 through October 2016 for between $1,500 through $4,000.

Manufacturer: 
Horizon Industries, of Columbia, Pa.

Distributor: 
Playworld Systems Inc., of Lewisburg, Pa.

Manufactured in: 
United States

Photos


Double Lightning Slide

Lightning Slide- single bedway slide

Arrow points to broken weld between bedway and sidewall.

 

 

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: 301-504-7908
Spanish: 301-504-7800

  • Please read this recall letter Download
  • Alert letter Download
  • Please read the inspection instructions Download
  • Please read the removal instructions Download
  • Please read the installation instructions Download

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Playworld by dialing 1-800-233-8404 or +1.570.522.9800 or email your questions to info@Playworld.com.