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Sling Swing Seats Recalled

Date:
May 18, 2006
Category:
Swings & Seats
Company/Brand:
Rainbow Play Systems
The Danger:
The swing seats can unexpectedly break in half, causing children to fall to the ground.
Description:
This recall involves about 18,400 sling swing seats sold as an accessory with Carnival, Sunshine, and Rainbow Series residential play structures manufactured by Rainbow Play Systems, Inc. The seats are about 25 inches in length and were sold in red, yellow, blue, and green with 64-inch yellow or green dipped chains. The seats have pointed ends with three black dots and black grommets. Printed on the seat bottom is: "Warning: Improper installation maintenance, vandalism, or misuse can lead to serious injury." Play structures with the sling swings contain a metal plate on the main beam with the writing, "Rainbow Play Systems Inc. 1-800-RAINBOW."
Sold At:
Rainbow distributors and dealers nationwide from July 2004 through February 2005 as part of Carnival, Sunshine, and Rainbow Series play structures that cost between $1,500 and $2,000, or about $50 to $60 for the swing seat when purchased as a stand-alone accessory.
What To Do:
Stop using these sling swings and contact Rainbow Play Systems, Inc. or return them to the store for a free replacement swing. Rainbow has directly contacted those who purchased the recalled sling swing seats. If you have already had your swing seats replaced by Rainbow you are not affected by this recall. For more information, contact Rainbow Play Systems at (800) 724-6269 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.rainbowplay.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06166.html